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Nighthawk Paper Airplane

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.

Supplies

8 1/2"x11"  paper


Patience


Tape

Instructions

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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.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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