How to Make a Paper Glider

How to Make a Paper Glider


How to Make a Paper Glider. If you’re looking for hang time, this tried-and-true
paper glider is just the ticket. You will need A sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″
paper and a ruler. Step 1. Place the paper on a flat surface in front
of you, as if you’re about to write a letter. Step 2. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Make a crease, then unfold the paper and smooth
it flat again. Use the edge of a ruler instead of your finger
to make your creases really sharp. Step 3. Fold the top two corners down and toward the
crease to form two triangles, creating a point at the top of the paper. Press the folds flat. Leave a little space between the inside edges
of each triangle and the crease. This will make folding easier as you go along. Just make sure your triangles are the exact
same size. Step 4. Fold the top of the paper down, making a crease
where the bottom edge of each triangle starts. The paper will now look like a large envelope
with a pointed flap. Step 5. Now fold your two new top corners in toward
the crease, again forming two triangles, but before pressing down each fold, move the corners
slightly upward along the middle crease. This will give the glider a blunt nose instead
of a sharp point. Step 6. A small triangle will now be peeking out from
beneath the folded flaps. Fold the triangle up over the flaps. Step 7. Now fold the entire right half of the plane
under the left half (along the original middle crease), so that the small triangle stays
on the outside of your plane. Step 8. Fold down one wing, starting the crease where
the blunt nose begins and angling it on a slight diagonal. Step 9. Flip the paper over and repeat, folding the
other wing down to match the first wing, forming a narrow triangle base that you’ll hold to
launch the plane. To make the glider arc up as it flies, fold
the back corner of each wing so that there’s a small triangle sticking up—or fold one
triangle down and one up to make the plane spiral. Step 10. Pick up your glider and hold it near the nose
with one hand. Use your other to lift up the wings. Find some open space, and you’re ready to
soar. Did you know If a paper aircraft were thrown
in space, it wouldn’t fly—without the pull of gravity, it would float away in a
straight line.

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