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We decided to name this one awesome flier because once we tweaked it a bit we got it to fly far and fast!
You’ll need an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper for this one. Fold in half lengthwise and turn so the fold is facing down like a tent.
Take the top edges and fold them in to meet the fold
Turn the paper over
Do the same step on this side. Take the corner and fold it in to meet the fold
Fold the tip half way down
Fold in half (along your original fold)
Fold the wings halfway down to meet the bottom of the plane.
Do the same for the other side
Holding your plane at the fold with the wings up cut a slit on the diagonal towards the back of your plane like this
Pull up the back and fold the opposite way
and you’re done!
Try flying your plane just like this
If you used a thicker paper (like construction paper) the plane may open up too much during flight and become a boomerang. If this is happening to you just place a staple on the part that you hold towards the back of the plane to keep the plane together when flying. If you used regular copy paper and had tight enough folds you may not need the staple.
Let us know how it worked for you!