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How To Make The Arrow Paper Airplane

Updated on April 14, 2009

Why exactly the "Arrow"?  Maybe because this is the most popular paper airplane ever created, maybe because it flies great, or maybe just because it's very easy to make.

You don't need reasons to choose the Arrow. You don't need reasons to choose any specific paper airplane because you can make most of them anyway. Don't choose, just go ahead and start making.

Step 1: Get a sheet of paper

When making paper airplanes it's good to have thin but strong paper, but even normal paper from your printer will do the work.

If you are using a letter or A4 size sheet, use this simple technique to make a square. Then you can continue with step 2.

Step 2: Make a center crease

Fold the square sheet of paper on the middle, parallel to 2 of the sides. Reopen the sheet back. This crease was needed only for further use.

Look at the image below.

Step 3: make diagonal folds

 Pick two of the edges of the sheet and make diagonal folds. They should start from the previously made crease and meet their edges on it, forming two triangles.

See the picture below for more clarify.

Step 4: More diagonal folds

 Now use the formed top point to start two more diagonal folds. The paper should be fold down over the previous folds.

That's pretty hard to explain with words. See the image below to understand better.

Step 5: Form the body

 Now after you receive the figure you will see on the photo below, fold backward on the central crease to form the body.

The complex of triangles that you made in the previous steps remain outside.

Final step: Make the wings

 Finally, fold the wings starting an inch from the new formed end. The creases must be parallel to the central crease.

See the picture below. It's really easy. After this step you'll have the ready paper airplane.

That's it... Want more?

 That really is all. On the last drawing you'll see your arrow airplane as seen from the top.

Do you want more interactive guides like this one? No problem, see how to make paper airplanes and links to several interactive guides with easy to understand and follow pictures.


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      wawansiow 7 years ago

      this is incredible

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      Kudlit 8 years ago from Laguna

      This looks like an interesting paper airplane. Did you know that there several paper airplane models that you can fold? Head on to:

      To find instructions and videos on how to fold 50 cool paper airplanes.

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      me 8 years ago

      :DD it flies so well. thank you.