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.

Folding Paper Plane

What You Will Need to make a Paper Plane.

  1. A4 paper (from your printer or photocopier)
  2. Crayons or khokis for decorating if you wan

How To  Fold a Paper Plane.

  1. Fold the paper in half lengthwise
  2. Open it out and fold the top two corners of the paper into the middle to form a point
  3. Fold this point into the middle of the paper, forming a square
  4. Fold the top two corners of the paper into the middle again to form a point
  5. Fold the paper in half, creasing well along the centrefold (all the folded bits will be on the inside)
  6. To make the wings, measure a line approximately 2cms upwards from the centrefold. Fold back the paper along this line and crease well
  7. For even better aerodynamics, fold the tips of the wings up 1cm
  8. 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.

Paper Plane