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Creating Top Flight Paper Airplanes

It’s amazing what you can do with a simple sheet of paper. But, perhaps one of the more entertaining projects is folding — and flying — a paper airplane.

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This is a fun activity any day, but paper airplane enthusiasts fly especially high during the month of May in celebration of National Paper Airplane Day.

Many schools, museums, and other organizations celebrate this end-of-month “holiday” by sponsoring paper airplane competitions where participants must fold their own paper airplanes. Winners are determined by the distance their paper airplane flies, as well as how long it can stay in the air.

How far can you throw a paper airplane?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the farthest distance that anyone has thrown a paper airplane to date is 226 feet, 10 inches. You can watch that video here.

At 3Doodler, we’ve long been interested in helping your creativity take flight. In fact, we’ve walked you through creating your own 3D airplane and 3D helicopter in previous posts.

We’ve even shown you how to create a 3Doodler plane that actually flies!

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Today we wanted to kick our efforts up a notch by creating the most fabulous paper airplane that the world has ever seen. What could be better than a traditional paper airplane? A real-life Doodle of a paper airplane!

Check out our new tutorial on how to Doodle a 3D paper airplane

Fly Now

Prefer to read up on paper airplanes before you dive in? Here are some awesome books about paper airplanes for your enjoyment:

Books about paper airplanes:

Whether you decided to “fly by the seat of your pants,” or follow our tutorial on how to create a 3D paper airplane to the letter, we want you to share what you came up with @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate.

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