Paper Airplane

Introduction: Paper Airplane

About: Your local sugar loving teenager.

My brother enjoys making paper airplanes, and this was one of his favorite airplane designs that he made. He asked me to make an instructable on it for him and this was what ended up being made. So all credit for this goes to him, he just can't make his own account due to age.

Step 1: Gather Your Paper.

You will need 3 letter-sized pieces of paper and a pair of scissors.

Step 2: Cut.

Cut a piece of paper in half.

Step 3: Fold in Half

Fold the halves in half.

Step 4: Unfold and Fold in Corners.

Unfold the paper so you can see the crease in the middle. Fold all four points to the center line so the ends form a triangle as shown. Repeat on all sides.

Step 5: Fold Some More.

Fold the top edges of the triangles so that they line up with the center line. Repeat on all sides.

Step 6: Fold Even More.

Fold the upper left and bottom right sides so that the line up against the center line. It's like half a kite.

Step 7: Start the Top Plane.

Take a new piece of paper, and fold it in half hotdog style. Unfold.

Step 8: Fold the Top.

Fold the top to the center so that they form a point.

Step 9: Fold to the Center Again.

Fold the top points along the center line. It should look a bit like a kite.

Step 10: Fold in Half.

Fold in half along the center line, the same way it was folded before.

Step 11: Fold Sides Down.

Fold the sides down so that the touch along the bottom edge.

Step 12: Fold the Main Plane.

Get a new sheet of paper. Fold it in half hamburger style.

Step 13: Fold More.

Fold the points partway up the center line. I would suggest watching the video for this one.

Step 14: Fold Up the Bottom.

Fold the bottom up a little bit.

Step 15: Fold in Half.

Fold in half along the center line, the same way the fold went before.

Step 16: Fold Down the Corners.

Fold down the corner so that it matches up along the bottom edge. Repeat on the other side.

Step 17: Fold the Sides Down.

Fold the sides down along the bottom edge so they touch.

Step 18: Cut.

Cut the plane along the side, starting along the point. I would suggest watching the video for clarification.

Step 19: Combine.

Step 20: Finish!

Yay, you made a super awesome paper airplane! Here are some tip for throwing:

  • Do it gently so it can go as far is it can.
  • Don't flick your wrist, bring the plane back and just move your arm forward.
  • If you throw it too hard it may curve or fall apart.
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5 Discussions


Question 2 months ago

Is it possible to include a short clip of this being flown? I’m not normally a skeptical person, but I’m a newbie to paper airplanes. This is so far outside my knowledge set, with 3 pieces of paper, asymmetrical, etc. I probably should just trust the process and give it a shot, but...


Answer 2 months ago

If I do end up making it, perhaps I can post a video myself (not sure if platform will allow it). Thank you for posting, though


6 months ago

sooooooooooo cool


Question 1 year ago on Introduction

What is the name of this triple combined paper airplane plane because I do like making all kinds of stuff like this and I was thinking I could make it to then post it to my mom, brother and the rest of my family


Answer 1 year ago

I have no specific name. My brother created this, and he rarely names his creations. But you could definitly ttry making and posting!