Paper airplanes everywhere

paper airplanes

Elliot is obsessed with paper airplanes at the minute. Every remotely foldable piece of anything is handed to me: ‘Please make into paper airplane, Mummy?’

I’ve used magazine subscription inserts, construction paper, pages torn from Anthropologie catalogues – anything and everything. My own paper airplane engineering skills were clearly not doing it anymore, so I turned to Google. As you do.

My favourite designs are two from this sitethe Eagle and the High Glider. The High Glider, in particular, is great for the rather non-specific way in which three year olds throw planes. Judicious bits of washi tape hold it together through the many throwings.

What’s your favourite way to fold a paper airplane?

2 thoughts on “Paper airplanes everywhere”

  1. Thank you for sharing this. My paper airplanes are truly abysmal … I guess I haven’t give the form much thought… Blah de blah de fold something fold blah blah does not make for an impressive flying machine.

    Have you read Oliver Jeffers’ The Great Paper Caper? If not, I think Elliott would love it 🙂

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