Try this new paper airplane design. It’s very small but very fast.

It’s a good one if you want an outdoor plane that glides far distances.

This paper airplane does do well in any wind speeds and glides far, despite its small wing size.

It is called The Hummingbird. Follow these steps to make your own.


How to Make a Hummingbird Paper airplane


Skill Level: Intermediate

Airplane Type: Glider

Throw Style: Any strength


Step 1:

Start with an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.

Fold it in half lengthwise


Step 2:


Fold the paper in half lengthwise again.


Step 3:


Then unfold the last fold you made. You should have a folded half piece of paper with a crease down the center.


Step 4:


Next, fold the top two corners down along the line, as shown above.



Step 5:


Then fold the paper in half, so the point touches the bottom.


Step 6:


Next, fold the tip of the paper back up, so the point touches the top of the paper.


Step 7:


Then fold the top two corners in, so they make a point, as shown above.


Step 8:


Next, flip the paper over, and fold it in half.


Step 9:


Then, fold the wing down at a slight angle, as shown above.


Step 10:


Then fold the other wing at the same angle.


Step 11:


Finally, unfold the wings, and you have your paper airplane!

Test it out, and let me know what you think!


Tips for Making This Paper Airplane



Use a lightweight printer paper for this plane. Because it is light and will not weigh the plane down.

Don’t use construction paper or cardstock with this design since it would be too heavy.


Folding Tips:

Make sure you crease the paper well on each fold. And folding on a hard surface will make your creases easier.

Accurate folds will make your plane look and fly better.


Looking for more paper airplanes to try? If you liked this glider, you should try The Duck— it’s a really great paper airplane for flying long distances outside. You might also like The Bandit— which is a fun plane that does loops!