How to Make a Paper Airplane

Small boy playing with paper plane

How to Make a Paper Airplane

Learning how to make a paper airplane is a great way for your child to learn about shapes and symmetry, while also developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Follow the instructions on this printable activity for kids to make a basic paper airplane design, then try adding different folds to make it fly even farther!





  • Place a sheet of paper on a table or other flat surface.
  • Follow the folding instructions on the paper airplane diagram
  • Throw the paper airplane to see how far it will fly.
  • Experiment with adding different types of folds to make it fly even farther!

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