Well, it looks like it is going to be awhile until we can finally get out of our houses and until the world goes back to normal. So, if by now you have absolutely lost your mind, we feel you. What’s more, we want to help you. If you are wondering what to do to keep your kids and yourself entertained, today, we are going to give you an idea for a super fun activity. In this article you can find a bunch of tutorials on how to make a paper airplane. And, once you have your fleet, the possibilities for fun games and entertaining family racing are endless. The good news is that all you need is a few pieces of paper and a little patience. If you have that, you are all set to try this DIY paper airplanes yourself.
These paper airplane instructions are here to help keep you and your kids entertained during quarantine
Now it is time for our first DIY tutorial
How to make a paper airplane
First of all, grab a 8.5 x 11-inch piece of paper. Now, you are ready to start making a paper airplane.
- Start by folding the piece of paper in half, then open it up, so it lays flat on the surface.
- Fold each corner of the paper, so they meet at the center. This is going to be the cockpit.
- Now fold the cockpit down. The top of the cockpit needs to align with the fold line at the center.
- Then, once again fold each of the corners so they meet in the middle, like you did in the second step.
- Now it is time to make the wings of the airplane. Once again fold down the flaps to the center.
- Now flip the whole plane over and once again fold both flaps to the center of the paper.
- Finally, flip over again and open up the folds, which are going to serve as wings, leaving the middle as the body of the plane to hold onto.
Fold the piece of paper in half
Fold the two flaps to the center
Next, fold the cockpit down
Repeat step #2
Fold the flaps again to create the wings
Flip the plane over and once again fold the flaps
Flip over again, open up, so you have a body of a plane to hold onto, as well as wings
You can even use paper airplanes for fun decorations
Are you ready for tutorial #2
How to fold a paper airplane
Once again, grab your 8.5 x 11-inch piece of paper. Then, do the following steps:
- As per usual, start by folding the piece of paper in half, then lay it open and flat on the surface.
- Same as the first tutorial, fold the two corners of the paper so they meet in the middle where the crease is.
- Fold the triangle down and make sure the top is aligned with the crease of the fold you made lengthwise in the first step.
- Now, grab the two flaps and fold them again. However, make sure only their edges touch in the middle, instead of creating a triangle like you did in step #2.
- By now you should have a little triangle which has been formed right under the two edges of the paper, touching in the middle. Fold this little triangle up over them. If you want to secure it, you can tape it down with scotch tape.
- Now, flip the plane over and fold it in half lengthwise.
- Time to make the wings. Lay the plane flat on the surface and fold each side down, creasing about an inch above the bottom of the plane. Also add little creases on the top for extra speed and stability.
- Finally, open up the wings and get to flying.
Fold paper in half lengthwise
Create the cockpit
Fold the cockpit down
Then, fold the outer flaps of the plane so that only the edges touch
Fold up the little triangle in the middle
Flip the plane over and fold in half
Create the wings
Crease about an inch on the top and on the bottom for extra speed
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Paper airplane folding tutorial #3
How to make a paper airplane that flies far
This is a pretty basic, easy to follow tutorial. So, grab your piece of paper and get to folding.
- Fold the paper in half lengthwise, of course, open up and lay flat, but make sure the crease is visible.
- Fold the corners into the center, forming a triangle on top.
- Grab the two outer edges and fold down to the center again.
- Flip the plane over and fold down wings, leaving a bit of body. Open up the wings and you are ready to fly.
Every tutorial starts the same
This one, however is much easier
Fold the wings
And just like that you have a super fast paper plane
Source: Fold N Fly
This year might not have been the year for traveling, but that shouldn’t stop you from imagining you are flying to your favorite destination
Step by step paper airplane #4
DIY paper airplane instructions
Do you have your piece of paper? Okay, let’s get started then.
- Do we need to say that the first step is to fold the paper in half?
- Then, do we need to say that the second step is to fold down the corners of the paper so they meet in the center?
- The third step is to fold the paper in half again.
- Then fold the edges on each side so the meet at the bottom. Open up the wings and your plane is ready.
You should be familiar with the first two steps by now
Fold in half
And finally create the wings
Source: Fold N Fly
Now here is a fun idea for a paper airplane catapult
Best paper airplane design
You need just three things for this fun game:
- a folded paper airplane
- rubber band
- hole puncher
Start by folding your airplane with the help of one of our tutorials and decorate it
Punch a hole at the bottom and tie the rubber band to it as shown in the photo
Use the pencil to catapult your paper airplane and make it fly extra high
There are so many different ways in which you can turn a regular piece of paper into a paper airplane
Do you want more tutorials? Well, keep scrolling through our photo gallery
There are so many different types
Once you have had your fun, you can use these paper airplanes to decorate your kid’s room