World's Best Paper Airplane

Materials

  • 8.5 x 11 paper

Preparation

A classic activity for all ages, indivdually or in groups.

Directions: 

  1. Fold the paper in half lengthwise, then unfold. This initial crease is simply a guideline for the next folds.
  2. Fold the top two corners down so they meet the centre crease. This is the classic way to start a paper airplane.
  3. Flip the plane over, and fold the corners in again to the center crease: You want the diagonal line coming off the top of the plane (on the left side) to be lined up with the middle (like on the right side).
  4. Fold the top point down so that the tip meets the bottom of where the previous folds come together.
  5. Fold the entire plane in half, in on itself; this creates the classic Bulldog Dart snub nose.
  6. Fold the wings down so that you’re making a straight line across from the top of the snub nose. Repeat on the other side and your plane is complete.

The Bulldog Dart flies better when thrown at lower speeds. Give it a lighter throw and you’ll have better luck.

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