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Water Plane

This paper airplane is made to look like a boat.

It glides through the air like a boat glides through water, slow and smooth.

Easy Difficulty 8 folds time aloft, acrobatic 18.7 ft / 5.7 m
Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
2.7 sec
Average Time Aloft
Thrown by a 10yr old

Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold the paper in half and repeat.

Step 2

2. Open the sheet and then fold down about 3 inches before the edge.

Step 3

3. Fold the top two corners to the line that's closest to it.

Step 4

4. Unfold and then accordion fold the top corners in.

Step 5

5. Fold the top flaps to the center line.

Step 6

6. Fold the paper in half towards you.

Step 7

7. Accordion fold the top peak in as shown.

Step 8

8. Finally, fold both sids out to create the wings.

Water Plane Final Paper Airplane Design

This slow glider tends to float in big loops instead of going in a straight line. Avoid taping or closing up the front part of this paper airplane. The wide plow in the front is what makes it look like a boat and float slowly.

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