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Glider Paper Airplane Tutorial for Intermediates (GIFs)

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    Step 1

    gif hands folding green piece of paper in half

    Take a piece of standard printer paper (A4 or letter) and place it vertically on the table. Fold it in half long ways and smooth down the crease.

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    Step 2

    gif hands folding paper blue green color

    Open up the paper again. Take the top left corner of the paper and fold it in to meet the center fold. Smooth the crease down.

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    Step 3

    gif hands folding piece of paper into paper airplane

    Do the same on the other side. Fold the top right corner down to meet the center fold. Smooth down the crease.

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    Step 4

    gif hands folding piece of paper green color to make airplane

    Take the top of the triangle and fold it down so the pointed end meets the bottom edge of the folded paper. Smooth down the crease.

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    Step 5

    gif hands folding paper to make paper airplane green blue color

    Take the top left edge of the paper and fold the top edge in to meet the center fold.

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    Step 6

    gif green piece paper being folded by hands

    Fold in the right side, forming a triangle at the top.

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    Step 7

    gif hands folding piece of paper making a paper airplane

    Fold the piece of paper in half with the triangle point meeting the bottom edge of the paper.

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    Step 8

    gif hands folding piece of blue paper to make paper airplane

    Making a crease in the center of the top piece of paper, fold the top of the triangle up. About 1 inch of the triangle should go over the edge of the paper.

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    Step 9

    gif hands flipping over paper and folding it hald

    Flip over the paper and fold it in half.

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    Step 10

    gif green piece of paper being folded by hands with a ruler

    Take a ruler and make a slightly diagonal vertical line about one inch away from the center fold, wider at the top and slightly narrower at the bottom. 

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    Step 11

    gif hands folding piece of paper to make a paper airplane

    Fold down the wing over the crease you just made. 

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    Step 12

    gif hands folding wings of green paper airplane

    Flip the paper over and fold the other wing over to meet the other wing. They should align up so the paper airplane can fly straight. 

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    Step 13

    gif paper airplane green color wings being folded

    Open up the paper airplane and fold both wings back to meet each other. Then lay the airplane flat on the table.

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    Step 14

    gif hands making mark on paper airplane with ruler and pen

    Take a ruler and make a vertical marking about 1 inch long a ruler's width from the outside edge of the paper.

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    Step 15

    gif hands making a mark on folded paper airplane with ruler and pen

    Now make a diagonal line to the right and another vertical line. Check the GIF to check the shape you should draw.

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    Step 16

    gif hands making marks on paper airplane with pen and ruler

    Now make one last horizontal marking from the outside edge of the paper to the third line you marked. 

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    Step 17

    gif person's hands cutting out piece of green paper

    Cut out the area you marked.

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    Step 18

    gif hands opening wings of green paper airplane

    Open up the wings of the paper airplane and smooth down the creases.

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    Step 19

    gif hands folding wing of paper airplane

    Fold up 1 cm of the outside edge of the airplane's wings.

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    Step 20

    gif person folding wings of green paper airplane

    Fold the edge of the other wing. 



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    Step 21

    gif person's hands opening up blue paper airplane

    Then open up the paper airplane's wings, fold up the small edges of the wings, and fly your paper airplane!



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