How To Make a Great Paper Airplane
From Your Friends in Dayton, The Birthplace of Aviation!
Tuesday, May 26 is National Paper Airplane Day!
That means It’s the perfect time for your friends from the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau, to show you how to make a great paper airplane.
It’s “just how we fly!” Afterall, Dayton IS the Birthplace of Aviation.
All you need is a sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper, and a sense of fun and adventure!
BONUS—this is an easy quarantine activity!
Grab a sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper (computer paper, notebook paper, construction paper will all work)
Fold the paper in half length-wise
Open the sheet of paper back up.
Fold the top left and right corners down as pictured below.
Then fold the folded corners down toward the bottom of the paper
Fold the left top side and the right top side in at a diagonal as pictured below
Fold the tip upward as shown below
Turn the paper over, and fold a diagonal wing back like so (do this on both sides)
Now create the wings by folding the paper back as shown below (fold the angled edge down until it meets the bottom of the plane)
STEP 9---The Plane! The Plane!
Take a look at your plane! Look at it from the side, and from the top.
Congratulations! You’re an amazing paper airplane designer.
Dayton’s Wilbur and Orville Wright would be so impressed with your skills!
Rrring rrrrrinng---Is that Boeing, or Airbus calling you?!
STEP 10 – The Best Part—TOP FLIGHT FUN!
Go Fly Your Plane! (indoors or outdoors)
Compete with family or friends for longest distance!