Making the Best Paper Airplane Guide

Date: 29 July 2018, Category: Technology

Children nowadays have more access to information than ever. They can easily find what they want to know by turning to Google or to other search engines. Gadgets such as tabs, laptops, and mobile phones have made searching on the internet fast and easy. In the past, kids would turn to their fathers to learn how to make paper airplanes. Today, they can find paper airplane instructions online. People making these guides must be aware that their clients are children. They must make sure that the instructions are clear and easy to understand and follow.

Here are some ways to make your guide at making paper jets child-friendly:

Use simple language

Instructions on how to make a paper aircraft must be easy to read. Avoid using technical terms. If you really need to use one, include its definition or explain what it means. Make short sentences of 20 words at most. Use the shortest word possible. Your paragraphs must also be short. Stick to 10 to 12 lines for each paragraph.

Specific words must be used instead of a general one. Common words will make your guide easy to read and understand.

Write active sentences except in cases when it will be better to use the passive voice. This will make your work interesting to read. Talk to your readers as if you are having a face-to-face conversation. This will help them relate to what you are saying.

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Use graphics

Children love graphics. Include drawings or illustrations for each step. They can look at the images to check if they are doing it right. There are children who can learn fast from pictures rather than from the written words. This is because generally, people remember more what they see than what they hear.

You can include colorful images of the stages for making a paper aircraft, and you can be sure that the children will learn to do what you are teaching them in a fast way.

Make a video

With the availability of multimedia, the target audience of your guide in making paper aircraft will love to watch a video. Reading the instructions and seeing how it is done offer a great learning experience. They can play it again if they miss a certain step.

Children can watch the video and make their paper jet without asking for anyone’s help. This will give them a sense of independence at an early age.

Other Guide Content

  1. Materials

A guide on how to make something will not be of much use if the materials to be used are not included. This is true with instructions on how to make a paper aircraft. The children are excited to fly their finished projects. But, can they really fly? This is why it is important to include the materials that can be used.

With a paper jet, the only material is paper. The guide must talk about the best kind of paper to use to have a fast flying paper airplane.

Another important thing to include is the size of the paper. Some people would want a big paper jet. However, a paper airplane that is too big or too small might not be able to fly properly.

The recommended thickness and weight of the paper are also important. The readers would know that following the specifications will have excellent results.

Paper Aircraft Designs
  1. Workmanship

The way the paper is folded will affect the speed and distance that a paper aircraft can fly. The folds must be smooth and properly done.

  1. How to throw

Throwing a paper airplane, the proper way, is important too. It is important to hold the aircraft properly when launching it into the air. One must hold it at the thickest area where the folds overlap. Throw it upward so that it will fly high and fast.

  1. Where to fly

Your guide must also include tips on where to fly your paper jet. Children who will play outside on windy days might get disappointed because their paper aircraft cannot fly far because of the wind. When the weather is fine with a mild breeze blowing, one may be able to fly their aircraft at a high speed and long distances.

These paper airplanes are ideally flown inside rooms. You can see these paper planes zooming inside classrooms or inside homes. This implies that this activity is better done indoors.


  1. Paper Aircraft Designs

There are many types of paper jets. You can try which one can fly the fastest and the farthest. The following are the different kinds of paper airplanes.

1. Basic

This is the easiest design to make. Children can easily make one. This airliner can fly well.

2. Basic Dart

This is another common design. The nose is pointed. This paper aircraft can do fairly in terms of speed and distance.

3. The Stable

This type of paper jet is very stable and is known to fly for a long distance. However, there are times when it would overturn on air. To make this paper plane do acrobatics, you can bend the rear of the wings upward.

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4. The Sprinter

This one looks like a jet but does not fly like one. It flaps its wings while in flight at certain angles. You can fly it many times to know when the flapping takes place.

5. Heavy-nosed plane

This one is shaped similar to the dart. However, there is an extra fold under its nose. The folds add weight so that the paper plane can fly farther.

6. The Royal Wing

This type of paper airplane has cuts like a real airliner. It has been used as the basis in the designs of some modern airliners.

7. The UFO

This type of paper aircraft is round in shape, resembling a flying saucer. It travels on air the way a UFO or an unidentified flying object does.

By making an excellent and complete guide for paper airplane making, you will be able to help children and other paper plane enthusiasts to make the best paper airplanes that can fly long and fast.