Paper Airplanes

Boredom Buster

It only takes about one-minute to make make a paper airplane and it’s a great way to give bored kids something to do. Making paper airplanes teaches kids attention to detail, since the more expertly they fold the paper, the better it flies. Here’s a super simple way to make a quick paper airplane out of construction paper. Of course you can let the kids decorate the paper before folding in into an airplane as well.

What You Need:

Construction Paper
Tape
Crayons or Markers to Decorate Airplane (optional)

What to Do:

1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Fold the two corners at the top to the middle center line to make a triangle at the top. (Figure A)
2. Fold the paper in half again (Figure B) then fold each side down to the center (Figure C).
3. Fold down the sides again and you have just made the wings which should be about 4 to 5 inches across at the widest point. Put a small piece of tape across the top of the wings to keep them from separating. (Figure D)

Reference:

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