Origami Water Airplane

This is an aircraft with good flight characteristics and an interesting appearance. It somewhat resembles a boat. In addition, it flies very smoothly and calmly, as if floating on water. Moreover, due to its forked nose, it does not fly in a straight line but makes small turns. This creates an impression of swaying on small waves. Therefore, in the world of origami, this aircraft model was called “Aquatic”. The average duration of its flight is 3–4 seconds, and the average distance is about 6 meters.

The instructions for this origami are also not quite ordinary and, we bet, will give you a lot of pleasant impressions. However, there are no complicated techniques in it, so you can fold this plane with your children.

Step 1

Prepare an A4 sheet of paper and place it vertically.

Step 2

Fold the paper in half along the vertical axis.

Step 3

Fold the paper in half again, also vertically.

Step 4

Crease the folds well and then unfold.

Step 5

Fold the top of the paper down so that about 1/3 of it remains free at the bottom.

Step 6

Fold the two upper corners inward towards the first vertical fold lines, carefully crease the folds, and unfold.

Step 7

Opening the paper slightly from the sides, make flattening folds on both sides, as shown in the photo.

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Fold the shape in half, folding the left side towards the right, then unfold.

Step 12

Now, follow the instructions carefully and fold the paper as shown in the photos.

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If you have any difficulties, please refer to the video instructions.

Step 16

Fold the top layer of the left half outward along the vertical midline to create a wing.

Step 17

Turn the figure over and fold the second wing symmetrically.

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Congratulations, you did it!

Now, you can open up your figure’s wings a little to admire the final airplane design. Please note that under no circumstances should you glue the split front section together as this will negatively affect the flight.

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