Paper Airplane – Mini Glider

How To Make A Paper Airplane

~ Mini Glider ~

As you know, there are so many variations of every single plane type, and this one is no different. Like the Dart Glider we’ve already posted, this little plane isn’t quite a dart and not quite a glider, though it tends to fly fast. Its listed as a Glider by some sites, so given its tiny frame we’re going to name it the Mini Glider. Children really like to make this plane because its smaller and fits in their hands well, and they can also spruce up the design with stickers, crayons or colored pencils.

Learning to make basic planes like these is a lot of fun, and they’re quick to make. We’ve also uploaded a video on our YouTube Channel (shown below) which you can watch to help in building this paper plane. And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our page on the History of Paper Airplanes.

How To Make This Paper Airplane:

  • Step 1 -- Fold the paper in half lengthwise, make a crease, and then unfold.
  • Step 2 -- Fold a top corner over until it meets the center crease.
  • Step 3 -- Fold the other corner over in the same way.
  • Step 4 -- Now you’ll fold the top half down to about 1 ” to 1 .5″ above the bottom of the sheet, or until you have a small tip of about 1″ visible beneath the fold.
  • Step 5 -- In this step you will fold the top right and top left corners the same way you did in step 2.
  • Step 6 -- Now fold the small tip up and fold it over the flaps, to form a “lock.”
  • Step 7 -- Fold the plane in half with the “lock” part on the outside.
  • Step 8 -- All that’s left to do is fold the wings down on to the body of the plane as shown above.
  • Step 9 -- Fly that thing!



Here’s our YouTube video tutorial for this paper airplane.


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