The Best Ever Paper Glider!

Introduction: 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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    8 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

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

    w00t ._.
    w00t ._.

    10 years ago on Step 4

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


    11 years ago on Introduction

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


    11 years ago on Step 6

    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.