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Space Shuttle Paper Airplane

Summertime is the perfect time to build a whole fleet of paper airplanes to fly as far as your imagination will allow.


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8 1/2 x 11 white paper

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Print the space shuttle on an 8 1/2"x11" paper. Fold paper in half vertically.

Make a valley fold and unfold.

Insert the bottom corner point inward as shown in the diagram. This inside reverse fold makes a tail fin.

Fold the top layer as shown in the diagram.

Repeat Step 4 on the other side.

Make a valley fold along the vertical dashed line.

Unfold the flap and make a mountain fold so that the flap is under the top sheet. Repeat behind.

Fold down the wing section. Repeat behind.

Make another valley folding upward.

Repeat Step 9 on the other side wing.

Make a 3-dimensional shape as shown in the diagram. The Shuttle Paper Airplane is complete and ready to fly. Make sure the back view of your plane matches the diagram shown in the diagram.

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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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