Here's a fun, taster project from the new My First Origami Book, taking the classic paper aeroplane up a notch! This impressive paper plane can really go the distance, and it's a great way for the kids (and you!) to start learning the basics of the Japanese art of origami.
You will need
1 sheet of 5 x 8-in (148 x 210-mm/A5) paper
1. Fold the paper in half width wise and open out. Turn in the corners along one side, so that they meet on the central crease.
2. Next, turn the tip back so that it sits on the far edge of the paper.
3. Fold the far side across at an angle from the center mark, so that the front edge lies along the central crease, then repeat on the near side.
4. Lift up the near half of the jumbo jet, then fold back the wing about 3⁄8 in (1 cm) up from the main crease. Turn over and repeat on the other side.
5. Fold back the wing tips to finish.
This project is from My First Origami Book.