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WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
- 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper
Start with an 8.5″ x 11″ paper in landscape orientation. If you want the precise dimensions of the Suzanne, then trim 19mm from the width of your paper.
Fold the top right corner down so that the top edge of the sheet lines up with the left edge of the paper.
Unfold your paper and repeat step two with the top left corner. Unfold it again. You should now have an X-shaped crease in your paper.
Now fold the right edge of the paper down so that it is aligned with the crease that you made.
Unfold everything and repeat the last step with the top left corner of your paper.
With the left flap still folded down, fold the right flap down on top of it.
Make note of where the two edges intersect. You will be folding the top of your paper down at this point.
Fold the top of your paper down at the point that you marked in step seven. The top edge of your paper should be parallel with the bottom edge.
Fold the top left and right corners down so that they meet in the middle.
Flip your paper over and rotate it so that the nose of the plane is pointing to the side.
Fold the bottom edge up to align with the top edge.
Now fold one wing down so that it starts about 1/4 of an inch away from the nose and so that the diagonal edge lines up with the point of the bottom corner.
The left hand photo shows what the nose should look like.
The right hand photo shows how the edge of the wing should line up with the corner
(there should be paper showing beneath the wing).
Flip your paper over and repeat step twelve on the other side to create the other wing. Make sure that the two wings are evenly aligned.
This is how your paper airplane should look if you did all of the folds correctly. Spread the wings so you can test it out!
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