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The Square

This boxy paper plane is great for gliding through the air.

Its wide stiff wings allow it to fly in a strong wind. It also likes to fly upside down.

Medium Difficulty 8 folds Requires scissors distance, time aloft 24.3 ft / 7.4 m
Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
1.9 sec
Average Time Aloft
Thrown by a 10yr old

Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold the corners down to each side and unfold.

Step 2

2. Fold the top down so the three creases line up.

Step 3

3. Fold the top two corners to the center line.

Step 4

4. Open up the sheet and accordion fold the sides in.

Step 5

5. Fold up the outer points as shown.

Step 6

6. Now, fold the peak down to the end of the triangle shape.

Step 7

7. Fold the plane in half towards you.

Step 8

8. Fold out both sides to create the wings. The body should be about a 1/2 an inch tall.

Step 9

9. Finally, cut two small flaps at the tail of each wing.

Final Paper Airplane Design The Square

Point the flaps down and throw slightly upwards and this paper airplane will flip upside down and return to you like a boomerang. Point the flaps up and throw hard to get a nice glide through the air.