Everyone needs a classic dart design in their paper airplane fleet. This is a good design to learn folding techniques on without having any of the trickier folds. It also flies a treat for younger paper airplane pilots who may lack the finesse and control of older pilots!
- A blue line is where you need to make a new crease.
- The green dot shows the bit of the paper that you’ll be moving to a new spot.
- The red dot shows where the bit of paper will end up once you’ve finished making the new crease.
Fold a sheet of paper in half lengthwise.
Open the sheet of paper up again. Fold the top corners inwards so they meet at the middle crease. The inside edges will line up with the crease.
Fold the corners in again so they meet at the middle crease. The inside edges will line up with the crease.
Now it’s time to fold the plane up and make it’s wings. Fold the paper in half again along the middle crease. All the mucky bits should be on the inside.
Fold the wing down. The crease will be parallel to the bottom edge of the plane (that is, the bottom will be straight, the crease will be straight too). Repeat for the other wing.
Open up the wings and you’re done! One Basic Dart ready to go.
Tip: This plane is a dart so throw it hard. Be careful not to throw it towards anyone!