Make a paper airplane

Make a paper airplane

Craft a single piece of player into a plane ot fly for distance, speed, acrobatics or for fun. Great for all ages and level of skill.

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Experience Required
None, Beginner, and Novice
Price Range
Simple and Moderate
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Age Range
Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult, and Senior
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Make a paper airplane

The origin of folded paper gliders is generally considered to be of Ancient China, although there is equal evidence that the refinement and development of folded gliders took place in equal measure in Japan.

There are dozens of different designs to try an make.  Paper planes can made into the classic dart or glider designs. More elaborate designs can show you how to create a paper stunt plane or World War II plane.

Make them for fun with your friends or test your skill in a paper airplane competition.

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Paper comes in hundreds of different types. Choose the type just right for what you need.

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Colored paper

Colored paper usually used for crafts. Available at all craft stores and some department stores.


Scissors are used for cutting paper, fabric and many other materials. They are available at any craft and stationary stores and most large departments stores.

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Decorate your plane

Don’t stop at just making the folds. You can decorate the plane with designs as well.

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Things to do before you get started.

Look up designs. Make sure you have paper. Some complex designs may require you to have scissors as well.

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