Make paper airplanes with all your excess paper laying around…

I would hope that everyone has made a paper airplane once in their life, though some people might not be able to get it to fly.  Or, if it does fly, it doesn’t fly far.  Here are the easy, step by step directions on construction the perfect paper airplane from Exploratorium all your excess documents that you had scanned, imaged, or are ready to recycle!

paper airplane

Have all this, you must give a test flight, to see where you need to trim it or tuck in some extra corners.  This is usually the point that I get stuck at.  My plane looks great, but doesn’t fly far.  Your goal is to have it glide smoothly and gently to the ground, either flying straight or in a gradual curve.

Here are some adjustments, if necessary from Exploratorium:Plane

  • If the nose drops and the plane dives into the ground, bend up the back of the wings. A little bend goes a long way.
  • If the nose rises first and then drops, the plane is stalling. Bend down the back of the wing. Keep your adjustments small.

So now you have something else to do at home, in school, or with your kids with all that extra paper you have laying around since you scanned all your important documents or did document scanning.  Check out this paper airplane Guinness world recorder holder!