Try this new acrobatic paper airplane. It flies great outdoors and can fly well inside if it has a lot of room.

This plane is a good gliding plane, that glides very far on the wind.

The plane does well in almost any wind speeds and does well in no wind at all.

It’s called The Sugar Glider, follow these steps to make your own.


How to Make the Sugar Glider


Skill Level: Hard

Airplane Type: Acrobatic

Throw Style: Light to Medium Strength

*Note: You’ll need some scotch tape to make this airplane. 


Step 1:


Start with an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.

Fold the paper downwards and then unfold it.


Step 2:


Fold the bottom of the paper upwards, so it touches the crease in the middle.


Step 3:


Next, fold the two corners down, as shown in the picture above.


Step 4:


The next fold is a little more complicated.

Start by folding up the folded edge of the previous step. At the same time you will be folding the edge of the paper down. Crease both sides well.

When you’re done it should look like the left-hand image above- with a small point sticking up.

Here is a little video of the fold being done:





Step 5:


Repeat step 4 on the other side. Your paper should look like the image above at this point.


Step 6:


Next, fold the two corners down so that the points slide into each other.


Step 7:


Use a piece of tape to hold the fold in place.


Step 8:


Then flip the plane over, and fold the wings into upward flaps. Now you are finished with the plane!

Final Result.


Here is the final result, try it out and let me know what you think.

This paper airplane is a little different from others because it doesn’t have a place to hold it by on the bottom. Here’s how to hold this paper airplane.


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 Mouse— it’s a really great paper airplane for doing flips, and other tricks outside. You might also like The Dart— which is a very simple but fun dart airplane design.