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Origami Plane

Learn how to make an origami paper airplane.

Designed by an origami expert, this paper plane flies fast and can do tricks.

Expert Difficulty 9 folds Requires scissors distance, time aloft, acrobatic 2.4 sec
Average Time Aloft
Thrown by a 10yr old

Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold one corner diagonally.

Step 2

2. Cut off the extra piece at the bottom and open up the paper. You should have a perfect square.

Step 3

3. Rotate the sheet so that one corner is facing up and then fold in the outer corners to the center line.

Step 4

4. Fold down the peak as shown.

Step 5

5. Lift up the peak and accordion fold the sides in to form a diamond shape.

Step 6

6. Fold the bottom half of the diamond up.

Step 7

7. Fold in the sides of the top peak to the center.

Step 8

8. Fold the plane in half towards you.

Step 9

9. Fold out both wings to complete the plane.

Final Paper Airplane Design Origami Plane

This paper airplane can fly really far, just not always in a straight line. Small adjustments to the wings can be made to get it to fly in loops or circles.

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