Origami Glider Tutorial with Pictures – The Dove

Origami Glider Tutorial with Pictures – The Dove


The dove paper plane is an excellent glider thanks to its wings. This plane is known for its impressive glide and long straight flight when flown in the air. The plane bears that name because it flies elegantly like a dove.

A great origami activity for kids and beginners, this paper airplane is easy to fold and simple to construct.

Difficulty Level: Easy


Origami glider - The Dove - 01

Lay the paper upright and fold it vertically in half. Crease well and then unfold.

Diagonally fold the top corners to the vertical crease.

Origami glider - The Dove - 02

Bring the top corner downwards.

Origami glider - The Dove - 03

Now fold the left and right corners of the top side one more time to the middle.

Origami glider - The Dove - 04

See that extra flap of the second layer? Bring it upwards and overlap it to the top layer.

Origami glider - The Dove - 05

Fold the paper vertically in half.

Origami glider - The Dove - 06

Fold a large portion of the top flap to the right.

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Repeat the previous step to make the other wing. Mountain fold a big portion of the bottom layer to the back.

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Unfold the wings at a 90-degree angle.

Fold a small portion of the left and right edge inwards.

Your Dove paper plane is done!

With its fast and stable straight flight, it’s the perfect plane to race with your friends!

Tips and tricks:

If you want to fly your paper airplane outside, then try this:

  • Use a long strip of scotch tape and stick it under the fuselage of the paper airplane.
  • Paint your plane with cool details like stars on the wings, a flight number plate, and a cockpit.
  • If you want your paper airplane to fly even better, use another strip of scotch tape. Connect both wings with the strip so that they stay together in flight. If the wings stop falling apart, the air resistance is lower, and the arrow flies faster through the air.
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