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planes2 In the Maker Shed: Paper airplane books

Making paper airplanes with your kids is a lot of fun, and best of all it’s inexpensive! You are never too old, or too young, to fold up some paper and marvel at the mystery of flight. Each of these books will show you how to make some truly unique planes, not just the standard detention-hall variety.

Fantastic Flight book:

These aren’t your ordinary paper airplanes. These airplanes loop, circle back, flap their wings and spin, tumble, soar, and, of course, glide. Fantastic Flight reveals how to combine aerodynamics, origami, and a single sheet of paper to create phenomenal flying fun.



Gliding Flight book:

Gliding Flight is a return to paper airplane basics: one person, one piece of paper, and a few folds later, one airplane. Using a refreshingly inventive approach to designs and flying characteristics, you can make 20 original paper planes, such as the Stealth, the Wind Devil, the Glart, and the Skid Kid. In the current age of electronic toys, The Gliding Light proves you can still have fun with a simple sheet of paper and a little imagination.

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