|Our Patriotic Paper Airplane: Cue "Highway to the Danger Zone" music here....|
|This thing just took off! We were so impressed.|
|All that beautiful hard at work coloring for nothing. Boo.|
|This ended up working perfectly! Pink swirls make a pink swirl plane.|
|Purple swirls made a groovy purple airplane|
|On your mark... get set... FLY!!|
First, get a blank (or design printed) piece of 8.5x11 paper and fold in half the long way.
Next, open up your paper and fold the top two corners into the center line to form triangles.
Next you want to fold the entire triangle you made down to make a new triangle.
Next, take the outer corner point of the triangle, and fold it into the center line at an angle.
Do the same thing with the other side. (I flipped it over so you could see they matched)
Next you want to take the little triangle tip that is sticking out of the bottom and fold that up to "seal" in the other folds.
Here's another angle of that
Now you want to fold the whole airplane in half, making sure all the folds go on the outside of the plane.
All that is left is to fold the wings down. You want the top edge to fold down and line up with the bottom of the plane.
Fold down the other wing the exact same way
The "nose of the plane will have a flat tip. Here is a shot of the plane from the under side.
After that all you have to do is straighten out your wings and your are ready to throw!
I quickly took these pics for this entire blog post with my cell phone, so I apologize for the lighting/quality . If you want another clear picture tutorial check out Christine's blog where I got the inspiration. Have fun flying these things. My girls did not want to stop throwing them. Great for distance contests at family gatherings, picnics, BBQ's, or even a fun way to spend a rainy day inside. Enjoy flying the friendly skies. This really might be the world's best paper airplane design!!