This was originially for the Toss It! Speed challenge, which has ended. So this effects the contest in no way.

Recently in 2008, scientists I (GorillazMiko) have discovered that it is possible to use tin foil (aluminum) to make paper airplanes, and it is very easy. Many other people may have known this, but it has not been posted onto Instructables, so yeah, there we have it. There was also a method discovered on how to flatten it out, which I found out with my friend. People may use this method, but I'm not sure. It's not on Instructables, is it? The paper airplanes you design with the aluminum foil could be either very light (a couple of grams), or either kind of heavy, depends on the way you make it.

This Instructable shows you how to flatten out a piece of tin foil paper, cutting it, folding, and making it easy to make your own paper airplane.

So are you ready to fold some planes?
You bet I am.
Let's get to work soldiers.

Please ignore the pictures with the Toss It! Paper. Well, don't ignore it. You need it. It's just that the contest is over, and this was made during that time. Sorry.

Step 1: Items.

The items are extremely easy to get.

  • A normal US letter size piece of paper. A4 would work.
  • Some aluminum paper tin foil paper whatever. Make sure it is BIGGER than the normal paper, unless you have a perfect cutter or something.
  • Book, or flat surface. Not too strong. A hardcover book (not too thick) works great.
  • X-Acto knife. (Optional)
,, lol,,
Oooh I never thought of using tin foil, >:D i light paper airplanes on fire and through them out the window
Heya dude.<br /> Not to be offencive to you, but what the heck?<br /> Tin foil<em> PAPER</em>&nbsp;airplanes?<br /> Shouldnt it just be Tin foil planes?<br /> Just like CameronC said.
Try some duraluminum foil :D<br /> For those that do not know, duraluminum is an alloy used in making aircraft.<br />
Ha...it might be a little more expensive, though.<br />
a duraluminum rc!<br />
woo it works 2~ space 2 , space words space 2 , space 2 ~
<strike> <sub> testing small and crossed out </sub> </strike> <br/>
But id its made of tin foil, hows it a <em><strong>PAPER</strong></em> airplane<br/>
But if foil is made out of aluminium, why did you call it TIN foil. Fucking cunt
great instructable 5*
A few questions that are unrealted, how do you do the cross through text and smaller text size? Any other text combos I should be aware of? Thanks
~ &lt;--- Put two of those, space, whatever you want crossed out, space, then two more of those, and it strikes though.<br/>Example: <strike> Eggs. </strike><br/><br/>, &lt;-- Comma. Pretty obvious. Put two of those, space, words, space, two more, and then it's small, but down. <br/><sup> &lt;-- Caret. Or Carat. Forgot. Anyways, put 3 of those, space, words, space, three more, and that's small words, but up.</sup><br/><br/>Example: <sub>Down.</sub> <sup></sup><sup> Up. </sup><sup></sup><br/>
what do u mean by those?
hey, I noticed you were also on rocketdock.
too bad u can't just use html tags <del>blah</del> etc.
dosent work
~ <--- ~ <--- lol
~~ shut up ~~ i mean ~~ be quite ~~
~~ AWSOME ~~ im gunna talk like this forever!
<sub> pie </sub><br/>
Cool, I never knew how to do that!
Thanks so much Man!!
yay! i can talk <sub> small </sub> now!<br/>
<sub>You'll</sub> <sub>take</sub> <sub>someone's</sub> <sub>eye</sub> <sub>out!!</sub><br/>
You don't have to type it like how you did. You can just put two "," then ALL YOUR WORDS then 2 "," again.
Oh, <sub>my bad.</sub><br/>
Wow. This is exactly how we make ours for school. It's fun, and they fly pretty well. P.s. If you keep the paper in then fold over with the tin foil. It is heavier, it may fly better, depending on the way you throw.
~~ haha ~~
<sub> eggs </sub><br/> <br/>
Scientists... I (GorillazMiko). Haha. I loved that line.
you mean ~~ scientists ~~ I (GorillazMiko).
Oh, and i just noticed the Red Book. A little outdated maybe. Haha. I just got the '05 one from my brother so i'm a bit outdated also.
I've made an airplane from a piece of metal from an energy drink.
thats ok i guess
I like it - it's shiny and looks quite aerodynamic!
Hey will you join my air plane group and put your paper air plane instructables in it.<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/group/AirPlanes/">link</a><br/>
Says the contest is over on the 20th.
the contest ended on the 16th. voting ends on the 20th
Beautiful instructable. well done miko! (i mite actually try making this aswell)
Awesome use of resources. It is really intuitive! Nice work dude!

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