June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day. Take the day to build a paper airplane with a World War II vet or enjoy it with your father on Fathers Day.
8 1/2"x11" paper
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Start with an 8 1/2"x11" paper. Fold paper in half and unfold. Fold the top corners to the center crease.
Fold the top point down to point o.
Fold the triangle up to point o.
Fold two triangle sections diagonally to point o.
Fold top side corners to points as shown in diagram. Make sure both are symmetrical.
Mountain fold in half.
Fold the fuselage section and unfold. Note the angle of the crease line.
Fold the top right again with slightly different angle as shown in diagram
Fold up triangle corner and unfold. This part will be tail fin section.
Unfold again so that the model looks like Step 7 diagram. Then open the model out flat.
We make fuselage and tail fin using the existing creases.
Fold in half as shown in A diagram. Fold the fin diagonally and unfold as shown in A. Press tip down between the layers using existing creases as shown in B diagram. (This is an inside reverse fold)
Use small piece of cellophane tape to make flat wings as shown in diagram.
An extra tape may be needed at the bottom of the fuselage. It is ready to fly.
This craft is reprinted courtesy of AmazingPaperAirplanes.com.