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How to Make a Paper Plane Easily

Updated on July 3, 2018
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Some paper creations make your day better while some others help to lift you broken mood. Here is one that does both. Just give it a try!

Make a paper plane

Not all paper crafts are interesting and enjoyable to make as much as paper planes. Folding a piece of paper into a plane and then watching it fly is a nostalgic experience which every one of us have tried at least once in our childhood.

Kids love playing with paper planes. It is a huge deal for them. They just need a piece of paper and they could spend hours making and playing with paper planes. They look so happy especially while flying the planes from a hight.

Even in school students make paper planes. They are fond of passing secret notes to their friends by writing on the planes.

It is just so common that sometimes people simply make paper planes to excuse their boredom. The simple craft could literally subtract the boredom with the tiny fun that you get while crafting it.

Want to make one right away? Here is how to make it.

Did you like playing with paper planes in childhood?

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First take an A4 size paper.
First take an A4 size paper.
Then fold the two upper corners of the paper as shown so that the folds meet at the middle.
Then fold the two upper corners of the paper as shown so that the folds meet at the middle.
This makes the head triangular.
This makes the head triangular.
Now you need to fold the tip of the triangular head to the bottom of the page. It should touch the middle of the page.
Now you need to fold the tip of the triangular head to the bottom of the page. It should touch the middle of the page.
You can use a ruler to level the edges of the sheet for finer precision.
You can use a ruler to level the edges of the sheet for finer precision.
Next you need to fold the corners again and  notice that they meet in the middle.
Next you need to fold the corners again and notice that they meet in the middle.
The head of the triangle visible below the folded corners. You need to pull the tip of head upwards as shown.
The head of the triangle visible below the folded corners. You need to pull the tip of head upwards as shown.
Now the plane is folded in the mid line.
Now the plane is folded in the mid line.
To make  the wings of the plane fold the wings as shown
To make the wings of the plane fold the wings as shown
Do this folding to both wings.
Do this folding to both wings.
There you go. Your paper plane is ready.
There you go. Your paper plane is ready.

Bonus Tip!

You can also make a tail for your paper plane. This is an additional step which is not mandatory. Here is how it is done.

For making a tail you just simply need to cut the rare end of the plane.
For making a tail you just simply need to cut the rare end of the plane.
Cut the back of the plane as shown and pull the cut end downwards.
Cut the back of the plane as shown and pull the cut end downwards.
This gives you the tail of the plane.
This gives you the tail of the plane.
Fly the plane and enjoy!
Fly the plane and enjoy!

This video shows how to make a paper plane step by step

Fun facts about planes:

  1. Scientists, engineers and students use paper airplanes to study aerodynamics.
  2. In 2012, workers restoring a chapel in England found paper “planes” up in the eaves thought to be more than a hundred years old.
  3. The farthest flight by a paper aircraft is 69.14 meters.
  4. Flying fish have been recorded taking “flights” over the water stretching up to 1,300 feet.
  5. The first book about recreational paper folding came out in Japan in 1797, and included the iconic “crane” design.

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      carriethomson 

      2 years ago from United Kingdom

      WOW! It's really interesting, I tried and it works well...Great and thank you!

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