Dottie’s Kraft Corner is breaking it down today with one of the simplest and most delightful crafts that every kid worth their salt has made:
The best part about creating paper airplanes is that this “craft” wouldn’t cost you a dime. No expensive trip to the art or craft store. Almost everyone has a piece of paper. Imagine taking a fussy child and turning a scrap of paper wrangled from your purse into a moment of sheer fancy for your little one. And for you. I’m sure if you extended your arm a bit beyond your computer screen you would hit paper paydirt and with a few folds of paper be able to create something as lovely as this.
Image via: Imagine Childhood
OK–maybe a bit more than just a few folds of paper…
I’m sure you could make a paper airplane with your eyes closed. There are many, many, many, many different ways to make a paper airplane, but have you ever thought of making them in cool colors like this?
Or you can use printed paper for a bit more pop.
Image: Ana Santos
But there is something so beautiful about the classic white paper airplane, like this one. This paper airplane is called “Jazz” and was designed by David Mitchell, featured in the paper airplane calendar.
image via: Joey 7
I love the names of some of the different designs. Like this one which is called the sparrow.
via: Bre Pettis
Or why don’t you just take a moment to let your hands take the paper and let your hands remember how to effortlessly turn it into an airplane. You’ll be surprised at how good it feels to make one.
When was the last time you made a paper airplane? Hopefully you’ll say today.