How to make a paper plane



This tutorial will show you how to make an origami plane. The diagrams are annotated with step by step instructions. Please use the video for additional help.


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Created on 10/06/10. Tags: plane

 



The use of the above video for assistance is highly recommended.

How to make a paper plane

 Fold an A4 piece of paper along the dotted lines as shown.  Fold the two sides of the dotted line inwards so that they meet in the middle and create a triangular pocket.  Your paper should look like this.

 



How to make a paper plane
 

 Fold the top corners towards the middle so that their edges meet.  Now fold the top corners along the dotted line as shown.  Create two creases by folding the shown edges towards the middle. Remember to unfold.






How to make a paper plane

 Now create creases using the other edges.  Use the creases created in the previous 2 steps to fold all edges inwards, pinching to create two small corners.  Your plane should look like this. Flip over.





How to make a paper plane
Fold the triangle towards the middle.
 
 Your paper should look like this.
Please turn over.
 Create a crease down the middle of the rectangular edge and cut along it.





How to make a paper plane
 Fold the rectangular piece in half lengthways.  Make small cuts on both edges of the tail near its end.  Fold the smaller edges outwards towards the central crease, creating a 90 degree angle.






How to make a paper plane
 Fold the plane in half as shown.  Now fold its wings outwards as indicated .  Create creases of about 1cm from the edge of each wing and again form 90 degree angles.







How to make a paper plane
Insert the tail into the plane as shown.

Your plane is now ready to fly.