Making and flying paper aeroplanes

Creating and flying paper aeroplanes is a fun activity at any age. These 3 simple designs with step-by-step guides take you from your first fold to flying your aeroplane in a matter of minutes.

What you'll need
  • A few sheets of A4 paper
  • A ruler
  • A hard flat surface to work on
  • Crayons or felt pends to decorate (optional)

The best thing about making and flying paper aeroplanes is that you can do it pretty much anywhere at any time. All you need is a piece of paper and an idea of the type of aeroplane you want to make.

Below are some step-by-step guides that are easy to follow and will see you airborne with your paper aeroplanes within minutes.

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