Saturday, December 10, 2011

Design Paper Airplanes

Members of the Library's Girls' and Boys' Adventure Clubs will be learning to make paper airplanes next Monday (12/12/11) and the following Monday (12/19/11).

Have you ever made a paper airplane?  Looks like fun!

Basic, common paper airplane design

Lightning-fast speed demon design

The hat makes it all work

Good paper airplane designs fly well.  Bad designs?  Well, not so much.


Do we have any good books about paper airplane designing?  You bet!

Got an Evergreen Indiana Library Card?

The Kids' Guide to Paper Airplanes, by Christopher L. Harbo (Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, 2009) provides designs and instructions to craft many different paper airplane styles.  It is simple and straightforward.

Remember that most paper airplanes have sharp, pointy edges, particularly at the front, so be careful where and when you fly them.  Safety first!  Make sure that spectators are well out of harm's way.  Then let 'er go!  See what happens.  It's paper, so you can experiment with different designs and reuse ones that don't work as well as others.

If you'd like to find out how you can join the Library's Girls' and Boys' Adventure Clubs, you should call (or have your grown-up call) the MPL Youth Services Department at (317) 831-7323.  You could also email us.  If you'd like to register to attend these paper airplane workshops, you may use our online calendar.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

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