How to Make Paper Airplanes

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This instructable will teach you how to build 3 simple paper airplanes. I'm not really sure if they have official names but I call them the dart, hornet, and kite. First will be the dart, then the hornet, and then the kite.

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Step 1: The Dart

All you will need to make any of these planes is a single piece of paper. To build the dart, first, you will need to fold it in half once lengthwise. Next, unfold it. After, take the upper corner and fold it to the center of the paper. Repeat on the other side. Now, bend the outer tip back to the center. Next, fold it in half. To finish pull the outer edge on top down to line up with the bottom edge. Repeat on other side to finish.

Step 2: The Hornet

Next, is the hornet. To build the hornet, you start out just like the dart. You crease the center and fold the outer corners in to form a point. After, you have to bendthe bended tip in to form a flat top. Next, bend the upper corner down to the center. Repeat on the other side. Now, close it up. To finish, fold down the wings to about 1/2 an inch to the bottom on both sides.

Step 3: The Kite

This paper airplane is my favorite. It flies relly long and loops through the air. First to start it, bend a strip down from the top of the uncreased paper about 3/4 of an inch down. Repeat that going down the paper about 6 times. Make sure to keep the folds tight and as even as possible. Now, fold it in half and crease. Finally, 1/2 an inch from the center, on both sides, fold the plane the opposite way of the center fold.

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cstrike pwner

12 years ago on Introduction

i know what the planes are called, top classical dart, the kite is right, and the finel one is the fast flyer. go to paper air planes garage.com u can make colered and coll planes u print. ya!!!! second comment