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How to Fold a Paper Airplane

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Learn how to fold a paper airplane with this origami tutorial from Chris Pickup. She recommends having a paper airplane flying contest with the kids for a fun outdoor activity.
 

Paper Airplane
 

To make these airplanes, you use a rectangle shaped paper. (Typically you have to cut off a quarter of a square shaped Origami paper.) Fold in half. Fold the top corners into the center line.

Paper Airplane Fold 1

Now fold that triangle down about 2/3 of the way.

Paper Airplane Fold 2

Now fold the corners in again, as indicated.

Paper airplane fold 3

Here's the trick that really gives this plane "flyability" (to coin a phrase). Fold the little bit of the first point over the new points for stability.

paper airplane fold 4

Now fold the plane in half so that the colored parts are together.

paper airplane fold 5

All you have left to do now, is fold your wings in on each side along the dotted line.

paper airplane fold 6

Congratulations, you've made an awesome paper airplane that flies well. Enjoy some fun times with your kiddos.

paper airplane fold 7

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