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The Easiest Paper Airplane

This is probably the simplest paper airplane that can be made.  It is suitable for young children.  You'll need a rectangular piece of paper.


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Origami paper can be used, although larger heavier paper (e.g. white printer paper) may work better.


Fold down the middle, then unfold, to create a crease:

rectangle ready to fold

creased paper - valley fold



Now fold each corner towards the crease line as shown.

top corner folded in

both corners folded in



Fold along the crease line to form the body of the airplane.  Then fold the wings down, one at a time:

main fold to form airplane body

wing folded down


And finally, unfold the wings to produce your paper airplane!

both wings folded

paper airplane is done!


All paper airplanes can be adjusted to fly better.  One of the simplest things to do is add an adjustable weight, in the form of a paper clip (see below). 

If the plane climbs sharply then slows and drops (and repeats), move the paper clip forward.  If the plane dives sharply to the ground, move the paper clip backwards.

paper clip added to improve airplane performance


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From Piotr in Ashford " It flies a long way and sometimes fly in loops! "




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From Robbie in USA " This is my origami plane.Not much...but I'd thought I'd share anyways. (.: "


From Robbie in USA " I cut holes in the sides.Now it spins REEEEEEEEEEEAAALLLLLLYYYYYY fast! "




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