Paperman is an Oscar-nominated, heartwarming story where paper airplanes are instrumental in helping a young office worker find a young woman he met on an elevated train platform in New York City.
Love is *literally* in the air, and traditional origami plays a leading role!
As I watched Paperman, I had this urge to fold paper planes again.
Specifically, I wanted to fold the paper plane my brothers and I used to play with when we were young. A few months ago my brother Luis showed me how to fold this paper plane, but it just didn’t take hold in memory.
So, I called my other brother, Camilo, at his office, in Bogotá, in the middle of a busy workday and asked him to please drop everything, meet me on Skype, and show me once more how to fold this paper plane of our childhood.
Good brother that he is, Camilo did just that. In a few short minutes of patient instruction, I had relearned the steps to fold that paper plane again.
I made the following 3-min video to share with anyone who might also be interested in this fun and easy paper airplane.
This paper plane is made with a rectangular piece of paper. US letter size or A4 will be just perfect. A page from a magazine is a good choice also. The paper plane takes less than a minute to make and flies quite well. Try it!
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