Introduction: The Best Ever Paper Glider!

Picture of The Best Ever Paper Glider!

Hello. Today I will be teaching you how to make the best ever paper glider. Instead of taking advantage of momentum, it slowly glides downwards. This is a very easy-to-read instructables, and the pictures are pretty much self explanatory.

Step 1: Materials and First Steps

Here is where the action begins.
You will need:
1 Sheet of normal 8.5 by 11 paper
1 Ruler
1 Pair of scissors
Anything to decorate your plane.

Step 1: Fold your sheet of paper in half lengthwise and then unfold it. (In 3rd grade we called this a hot dog fold).

Step 2: The Nose of Your Plane

Picture of The Nose of Your Plane

Step 2:
Fold the top right corner of your piece of paper down as if you are making a normal paper airplane. Repeat with the top left corner.

Step 3: Step 3

Picture of Step 3

Step 3:
Fold the top of the plane downwards. Then fold the top right hand corner of your sheet of paper downwards. Repeat with the top left corner.

Step 4: Step 4

Picture of Step 4

Step 5:
Cut out two squares 3 cm high and 3.5 cm wide out of the bottom of the triangle-shaped folds.

Step 5: Step 5

Picture of Step 5

Step 5:
Fold what you have made up. Then fold the top on both sides down, making sure that the edge of what will soon be wings is touching the bottom of your plane.

Step 6: A Final Note

Picture of A Final Note

This plane flies best if thrown off a tall thing. Example- stairs, a hill, your house... The higher, the better. It flies best if made out of normal paper, but experimenting with other types of paper may pay off. Also, it may be helpful to tape the wings together, along with any other parts that seem to need taping, depending on how you throw the plane and where you are throwing it.

A video will be coming soon. If you make a video of you flying this plane, please send it to me at and I will be happy to post it on this instructable.


wat. (author)2010-10-28

I invented a glider paper airplane better than that, but it will come out at December 2010.

w00t ._. (author)2010-01-29

Wait so are both the lines that are vertical both 3 cms?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

RoddyTheGreat (author)2010-01-04

 Why cut out the squares?

I'm really not sure, it just works better. Feel free to experiment, though.

16zzundel5 (author)2009-06-09


ubloke (author)2009-05-31

hmmmmmm... i think you should change that a bit

flyerboy3000 (author)2009-04-11

it was ok

Nobee1 (author)2009-02-20

I made a modification to mine because it kept crashing to the ground, so i bent the flaps up in the back a little by ripping the the creases about a centimeter in and it flew longer and farther.

About This Instructable




More by purplemonkeydishwasher:The best ever paper glider!
Add instructable to: