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Flying away

I have a 4-year old first cousin, once removed (in other words, my cousin's son) that LOVES airplanes. Not only does he collect and daily play with toy airplanes, he also loves to make paper airplanes. Usually we make the traditional plane and then he colors the outside. Oh, and we always attach an "engine" to the back.

Man will he be excited about this! A co-worked just showed me an Exploratorium activity that combines the traditional airplane ("dart" as they call it) with origami techniques to make paper airplanes that fly straighter and farther. And it works! And, unlike many paper airplane origami books, it isn't totally confusing.

Try it for yourself!


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