Introduction

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Jessica Downey

Jessica Downey

High in the Sky

They may not look like regular paper airplanes, but they are guaranteed to fly every time. Assemble several in different colors and let the flying competitions begin.

Step 1

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Jessica Downey

Jessica Downey

Gather Tools and Materials

You'll need: paper straws, scissors/paper cutter, cardstock and clear tape.

Step 2

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Jessica Downey

Jessica Downey

Cut the Card Stock

Start by cutting 5" x 1" strips of card stock. Each airplane will need three strips.

Step 3

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Jessica Downey

Jessica Downey

Tape the Strips

Once the strips are cut, tape two of the strips together at the ends. You now have one 5-inch strip and one strip that is approximately 10 inches long.

Step 4

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Jessica Downey

Jessica Downey

Create Two Circles

Tape the ends of each strip together to create a circle. Repeat this step on the other strip.

Step 5

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Jessica Downey

Jessica Downey

Assemble the Plane

Once both circles are made, use a piece of tape to secure the end of the straw inside the large circle.

Step 6

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Jessica Downey

Jessica Downey

Secure Both Ends

Repeat the step with the small circle, securing it to the opposite end of the straw.

Step 7

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Jessica Downey Photography

Get Ready for Liftoff

In a matter of minutes, the airplanes are ready for flight.