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Paper Airplanes - Inexpensive and Educational Entertainment

Do you have kids or grandkids? Or, for that matter, to you have a youthful side to your personality? However, while we're at it, are you short on funds? Well there is still a form of entertainment that takes very little money. Batteries need not be included! In fact, the only thing you really need is some sort of light-weight, thin, stiff paper. Paper airplanes and even paper helicopters can be a truly marvelous form of recreation that can stimulate the thinking process in even the youngest child.

Curiously, a paper airplane does not have to reflect the world of realistic design. There are some mighty peculiar paper airplanes that fly just great, while offering nothing by way of practical design for the real world. Consider some examples. Click on the links provided to illustrate some designs. The first design does require the inclusion of an ordinary drinking straw. You can employ a used one from that soft drink you purchased the other day.

  1. Jessica Downey's circle and straw airplane .
  2. The Ketch
  3. The Spinster

But maybe you prefer the good, old-fashioned airplane practically any kid can build. Here that is , as well.

Image Credit » Pixabay

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Kasman wrote on December 4, 2017, 11:46 AM

I used to love making paper airplanes. In fact, a couple of Christmases ago my son bought me a book on how to make all sorts of paper planes. We had great fun for a couple of days until Mrs Kasman decreed that low-flying airplanes were a hazard in the kitchen so we had to stop. emoticon :smile:

VinceSummers wrote on December 4, 2017, 1:59 PM

Do you enjoy Origami? Well here's a video that connects Origami to a paper airplane that will amaze you:

MegL wrote on December 4, 2017, 2:22 PM

Great resources for paper planes. I hadn't heard of some of those! I just watched the origami video - amazing!

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VinceSummers wrote on December 4, 2017, 2:31 PM

Yes, I couldn't believe it.

Kasman wrote on December 4, 2017, 4:23 PM

Great video. I didn't know making paper aeroplanes could be so intricate.

LynLomasi wrote on December 4, 2017, 4:38 PM

Love making these!