How to Make a Paper Airplane

Introduction: How to Make a Paper Airplane

About: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012!

Here's how you make a paper airplane. It glides, and it is known to be one of the world's best paper airplanes. It flies up to 30 feet away. When caught in the wind, it can fly up to about 100 feet away! Have fun flying! REMEMBER: Keep the wings straight, as it will help to fly better.

1. Grab a sheet of printer or notebook paper. (8 X 10" or 8 1/2 X 11")
2. Fold the sheet of paper in half.
3. Unfold and fold down the top upper corners down along the crease in the middle.
4. Fold the paper along the edges of the top two upper folds. It will create an "envelope" shape.
5. Fold the edges on the sides of the two corners down, but not all the way to the bottom tip.
6. Fold the upper tip of the remaining part of the folded "envelope" along the two folded sides.
7. Fold the paper in half.
8. Fold the wing down along the bottom edge.
9. Repeat step 8 on the other side.
10. Straighten the wings, and you've finished!

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    You may want to use the last photo, which shows the final product, the airplane, finished as the first photo. This will let viewers see what they are trying to make beforehand.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for letting me know! I will fix that immediately.