Introduction: The Best Paper Airplane You Can Make at Home

About: I'm just looking for something to do during this whole crisis and everything.

Hello. You probably don't recognize this account since this is my first ever Instructable. There are many more websites and things that'll show you this exact paper airplane, but those won't describe it in a first-hand experience. So I hope you like this video if you were lucky enough to click on it, and If you do, make sure to smash that like button.


  • Supplies to Make It:
  • Your average sheet of 8" by 11" Scratch paper
  • Scissors (Only if you know that you can't make the final few creases)
  • Two Hands
  • Any form of common sense
  • A LOT of patience

Step 1: the Beginner Lines

So you can make your life a thousand times easier, make sure to do this step. First, fold the top of the paper to the bottom, make sure the lines are even, and then crease really good. It is very important to crease so that you can see the lines for the next few steps. Next, grab the left of the paper and fold it so it lines up with the right and crease. After you've done that, make sure to unfold it so that is looks like mine.

Step 2: The Folding Begins

Now that you've done the starting creases, time to start folding for real now. Grab the top left corner of the paper and fold it to the vertical line. Make sure to crease. Then, get the top right corner of the paper and bring it to the vertical line. Once again, remember to crease the fold. When you've finished this step, I should look like mine.

Step 3: The Miniature Triangle

Now let's get away from the usual folds. When you're done with step two, you should grab that top point on your paper, and fold it backwards about an inch. If you're having trouble understanding, I uploaded the front and back of what your paper should look like in the pics. Don't forget to crease your work.

Step 4: Fold It Down

When you're done with step three, fold the triangle down. Nothing else, just the triangle. Try to fold it as close as possible from the triangle. If you need help, always feel free to look at the pictures.

Step 5: Get Those Corners

Good job, you're almost done! On this step, grab the top left corner and once again bring it down to the vertical line. I know what you're thinking: But the triangles there, Hyperstar! Well yes it is, so you've got to put the top left corner UNDER the triangle. Crazy, right? Once you're done with that, do the exact same thing with the top right corner. I know I've been saying this a lot, but YOU HAVE TO CREASE YOUR PAPER. If you don't then it could turn out as a disaster.

Step 6: Hey! It's Actually Starting to Look Like an Airplane!

Two more steps after this and you're done! This step is fairly easy. All you have to do is simply fold it across so that the triangle is facing the outside. Well, that was easy, right?

Step 7: The Wings

Now, just fold the wings. It doesn't matter how big or small they are, but here's what I have to say: The bigger the wings, the farther it flies, but the smaller the wings, the more accurate it lies. (I'm trashy at trying to make things rhyme). So we're done, right? We've got our airplane ready... WRONG! You still have one more step that is crucial to making this fly good.

Step 8: The Final Step

Congratulations! You just made it to the final step of this Instructable! (You also made it to the final step of my first Instructable). There's only one thig left to do: Fold the wing tips! The only rule to this is try to make the tips even!

Step 9: Complete!

You've officially finished this Instructable. I tried to make this as easy and engaging as possible, but since this is my first ever Instructable and I suck at typing, I probably failed at both of those things. Of course, if you have any questions that the pics didn't answer, just type your question in the comments and more often than not I'll answer it. I hope you enjoyed this Instructable, don't forget to crease, and if you liked this tutorial, make sure to smash that like button and hire a professional boxer to punch that follow button as hard as he can. I'll be posting new Instructables probably about every week, so bye! Bro fist!