How To Make A Paper Airplane By: Meredith McDonough
Step One: Find A Piece Of Paper• 8 x 11 works best!
Step Two: First Fold• Fold in half lengthwise, “hot-dog style”• Make fold as crisp as possible• Match up corners• Re-open when completed• You now have a middle crease
Step Three: Dog Ear Fold• Grab the top right corner of paper• Fold it to that it is lined up along the middle crease from the first fold• Crease Dog Ear fold• Repeat with left corner• You should now have a pentagon
Step Four: Narrowing Fold• Locate the 45-degree-angle corners formed by the dog eared folds• Fold those in to meet the middle crease, in a similar manner to the Dog Ear fold
Step Five: Symmetry Fold• Fold the plane in half across the line of symmetry (also known as the middle crease)
Step Six: Wing Fold• Create a wing fold along the dotted line (see diagram)• Leave about an inch and a half for the nose
Step Seven: Final Fold• Open wings to a 90 degree angle with the body of the plane as shown• Optional Step: Slightly fold edges of wings up for extra lift