Wright brother’s first flight

Orville and Wilbur flew their plane for 12 seconds in 1903. Make paper airplanes with the children and see if they can fly that long!


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From www.kidspot.com:

Making paper planes

Make a paper plane that can actually fly with these easy instructions. This traditional paper-plane design is a simple paper craft for kids that will then lead to another fun activity for kids: flying a paper aeroplane.

What you need:

  • 1 x A4 sheet of paper


  1. Fold the paper along the width and then unfold it to create a crease.
  2. On one side of the paper, fold each corner in towards the center, to the point where the inside edges are even with the center-line crease.
  3. Starting at the very tip of the point, fold the paper over on each side so the inside edges line up with the center crease.
  4. Turn the paper airplane over and fold it in half along the center-line.
  5. Fold the first wing with the line of the fold running nearly parallel to the center-line of the plane.
  6. Fold the second wing the same as you did the first.

The plane is now ready to fly!