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Use a rubber band to add a little more power to the launch of this paper airplane.

Fling this paper airplane at high speeds, either straight up like a rocket or long distance like a jet.

Easy Difficulty 9 folds Requires scissors distance 51.6 ft / 15.7 m
Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
1.7 sec
Average Time Aloft
Thrown by a 10yr old

Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold the sheet in half and then fold both upper corner to the center.

Step 2

2. Next, fold the top peak back.

Step 3

3. Fold both upper edges to the center line.

Step 4

4. Fold the plane in half.

Step 5

5. Grab a pair of scissors and cut out a slit like the one shown here.

Step 6

6. Now, fold out the first wing.

Step 7

7. Repeat with the other side.

Step 8

8. Finally, grab a rubber band and use it to fling the airplane across the room.

Lift Off Final Paper Airplane Design

If needed, add a piece of tape to reinforce the notch on the nose. Tie the other end of the rubber band to a small stick so you have something easy to hold.

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