Instead of our guests throwing bubbles or rice, we’re going to be having a paper-airplane send-off! It’s a little less traditional, a little bit awesome, and right up Mr. H’s aerospace-loving alley!
Photo by Kristi Odom Photography
Not going to lie, prior to this DIY I could not remember how to fold a paper airplane. A quick Google search remedied this!
First, I took a regular piece of 9″ x 12″ construction paper and sliced it into four equal-sized pieces. For the sake of this tutorial, though, I used regular white paper so it would stand out on my kitchen table. Take your paper and fold it in half, hot-dog style:
Then, fold over the top two corners to meet the middle:
Without opening the folds you’ve just made, fold the outside edges into the middle again:
Flip it over:
Now, fold the outside edges into the middle on the back side, and then fold the whole thing in half toward the front side:
At this point, the thickest part (on the right in the picture below) is the back end of the plane. You can lift those “wings” up and it will look like a plane!
Go on and throw it. You know you want to.
I bought some maroon sulfite construction paper off Amazon; it’s a good thickness for folding but doesn’t crack like normal construction paper. Here’s how my maroon planes turned out:
Oh look, a cute basket from Michaels on 20%-off clearance!
A perfect fit!
Elliott-boo, don’t you eat those airplanes!
So voila! My third-grade paper-airplane tutorial. 🙂 I’m really excited about how they turned out. I can’t wait for people to throw them at us! (Is that weird?)
Have you utilized any skillz from your childhood in planning?