How to Fold a Paper Airplane
Learn how to fold a paper airplane with this origami tutorial from Chris Pickup. She recommends having a paper airplane flying contest with the kids for a fun outdoor activity.
To make these airplanes, you use a rectangle shaped paper. (Typically you have to cut off a quarter of a square shaped Origami paper.) Fold in half. Fold the top corners into the center line.
Now fold that triangle down about 2/3 of the way.
Now fold the corners in again, as indicated.
Here's the trick that really gives this plane "flyability" (to coin a phrase). Fold the little bit of the first point over the new points for stability.
Now fold the plane in half so that the colored parts are together.
All you have left to do now, is fold your wings in on each side along the dotted line.
Congratulations, you've made an awesome paper airplane that flies well. Enjoy some fun times with your kiddos.