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A paper plane, paper aeroplane (UK), paper airplane (US), paper glider, paper dart or dart is a toy aircraft, usually a glider made out of paper or paperboard; the practice of constructing paper planes is sometimes referred to as aerogami (Japanese: kamihikōki), after origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.
The origin of folded paper gliders is generally considered to be of Ancient China, although there is equal evidence that the refinement and development of folded gliders took place in equal measure in Japan. Certainly, manufacture of paper on a widespread scale took place in China 500 BCE, and origami and paper folding became popular within a century of this period, approximately 460-390 BCE. It is impossible to ascertain where and in what form the first paper aircraft were constructed, or even the first paper plane's form.

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
- 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper
finn mcevoy made it!3 months ago

thank you for making this

finn mcevoy3 months ago

good job it flies perfectly

tatabolt6 months ago

It flies like a real aircraft.Thanks a lot

Jespahyy7 months ago

This plane is called the nakamura lock and is surprisingly good for so little time spent folding :)

AtomixWolf10 months ago
Pretty common airplane but awesome, easy instructions
Errfadi1 year ago

Great !

I tried it & it fled like a real airplane . thanks

dhilfer1 year ago
easy to follow instructions
gdavis191 year ago
SKATERPRO2 years ago
This is soooo easy to make my 7 year old sister made one love it
Aerofan2 years ago
its alright, but the nakamura dart is really common
it may seem common to you, but I have never seen it before.

yay .. i learned something new today and it isn't even 8am .. i wonder if my boss will let me have the rest of the day off ...