I everyone!  Today is our final day of our Summer Activities for Kids series. 

For two weeks we have been sharing a daily post with summer activities and summer crafts for kids . I have had some amazing bloggers share their ideas and posts with us! 

I have a Pinterest Summer Board where I am sharing all these activities and some of the party link ups too so be sure to stop by and find some great ideas!

Be sure to stop back on Sunday where we will be sharing round up of all the posts over the last two weeks. 

Today I have another indoor idea to share with you.  We made some paper airplanes that turned out to be a fun project and afternoon activity on a rainy day. 

I have never been very good at making paper airplanes but I think I have it down now after about ten tries!

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Step 1 – Use an 8 1/2″ by 11″ sheet of paper

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Step 2 – Fold it in half lengthwise

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Step 3 –  Fold the top corners into the center fold line to form a triangle on top.

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Step 4 – Now fold that triangle down so the long edge of it serves as a guide for the crease.

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Step 5 – Fold the corners in again to the center line

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Step 6 – Now fold the little piece up that’s sticking out.

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Step 7 –  Now fold it in half again so all your folds stay on the outside.

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Step 8 – Fold the sides down so that the edge of the wing is exactly even with the under piece.

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Step 9 –  Fold the other side down the same way.

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Ta Da!  You have a paper airplane that flies really well!  My boys were really impressed with how far they would go!  This was the perfect summer craft for kids activity on a cold and rainy day! 

Related Summer Activities For Kids

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Fun With Numbers

Outdoor Summer fun

Flower Picking

Water gun Fun

Indoor Fun

Lobster Hand and Footprint


  • Elena

    I make these all the time for my little one, however my sister showed me a trick when I was younger to get them to do loops. You just curl the wing edges. The trick is once the edges are curled, throw the plane up (instead of forward) and it will do a loop :o) It\’s really cool!
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  • ang

    Hi Chrissy!
    Ok, now don’t laugh, but I have NEVER made a paper airplane – much less thought to use pretty paper to do so…
    With a 5 year old boy and a stack of paper a mile high, I can’t believe I didn’t think of this – I’m totally using your tutorial TONIGHT with him. I’m stopping by from Pin it Tuesday today.
    Thanks for inspiring me! Happy Tuesday,
    Ang, Juggling Act Mama

    • Chrissy

      I love your comment! It made me smile! I would love to hear if the airplane turned out! 🙂
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