How to make a javelin paper plane

How to make a javelin paper plane

Making paper planes is a simple paper craft activity for kids that leads to fun outdoor games when they fly their paper planes. This javelin paper plane is designed for long-distance flying.

What you need:

  • 1 x A4 sheet of paper

Number of players:


Start with the classic paper plane figure: fold it in half lengthways, open it out, then fold each top corner down to meet the centre crease.

Now fold each side ALMOST to the centre line. Leave a 1cm gap from the edge to the centre line on each side (just like in our how-to video).

Fold the top down to meet the horizontal line created by the first two triangular flap folds (see video).

Fold the whole thing in half lengthways.

Now create wings and a fuselage on your paper plane by folding the top wing over – but keep the edges parallel. Do the same on the other side.

Make wing tips by folding the edge of each wing back about 1cm.  Do the same on both sides.

Pop up the wings and your javelin paper plane is ready to fly.

Hints and tips:

This javelin paper plane design may need a little boost to get up high, but in still air it will fly straight over a long distance.


  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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