How Do You Fold A Paper Plane?
Children are fascinated by the concept of flight and from the age three and up enjoy flying paper planes. These instructions explaining how to fold a paper plane, may come in handy as a boredom buster or a cheap way to keep children entertained at home or on holiday.
The design below is for a basic plane. Parents will need to be involved with the folding of these plans until the age of approximately 6 or 7 years. Once made the challenge as to whose plane can fly the furtherst will begin.
My children have used this basic design for years.
What You Will Need to make a Paper Plane.
- A4 paper (from your printer or photocopier)
- Crayons or khokis for decorating if you wan
How To Fold a Paper Plane.
- Fold the paper in half lengthwise
- Open it out and fold the top two corners of the paper into the middle to form a point
- Fold this point into the middle of the paper, forming a square
- Fold the top two corners of the paper into the middle again to form a point
- Fold the paper in half, creasing well along the centrefold (all the folded bits will be on the inside)
- To make the wings, measure a line approximately 2cms upwards from the centrefold. Fold back the paper along this line and crease well
- For even better aerodynamics, fold the tips of the wings up 1cm
- You’re ready for take off
Paper plane folding requires spatial planning and fine motor control activity. Many other designs and modifications can be made to improve the aerodynamics. The secret to a good paper plane is in the accuracy of the folding. Search Google for many more fun ways to fold a paper aeroplane.