giant airplanes

You’ve heard of the epic group texts amongst the three of us, literally the pages of texts could wrap the globe a few times, it’s astounding. One day in particular, Nicole asked who  of us knew how to fold an airplane, per Dash’s request. Jenna sent the “shrugging” emoticon, and as it turns out only one of us knew how. As mothers to boys, you see how this need could go on no longer.

So, today, for any of you other mothers who haven’t needed to whip out a paper airplane: a quick tutorial! And might we suggest a little extra magic by making them out of giant poster board? The sheer joy on their faces was worth the extra couple bucks.


Here’s a quick step by step:planes2

1. Fold your piece of paper, or poster, in half. Any which ways will do.

2. Once it’s creased, open it back up. Take the top left corner and bring it toward the #1 crease creating a triangle. Crease this fold and repeat on the the right corner. This will give your #2 set of creases.

3. After you have two triangular folds, take each side and repeat. This time instead of grabbing the top corners to fold over, picture your paper like a house. Grab the paper right where the “roof” meets the “foundation” and pull that over to the #1 center crease and crease again on both sides.

4. Flip it over and pull the top folds away from #1, #2 creases, creating the wings.The #1, #2 creases are now your handles. You’ll want to tape or staple them together for a more aero-dynamic plane.



Hayes’ Tee // Dash’s Tee // Quinn’s Tee

Our mates across the pond at Mini Boden sent over the boys tees and they are awesomely soft and bright and fun! They’re offering Small Fry readers 15% off $100 orders and free shipping until September16th, using “BD2B” at check out. (Don’t tell, but we might have a crush on Boden’s founder Johnnie. An Ex-Stockbroker who loves DJing a party, eating, sailing, and spreadsheets? He’s speaking all of our love languages!)


  • Shelley | Crazy Wonderful
    September 4, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Good call using poster board! Totally gonna do this 🙂

  • Max
    September 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Giant planes? Genius!

  • Gwen, The Makerista
    September 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    So cute! What a great idea! And the cute boys don’t hurt. 🙂

  • Sara
    September 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Seriously so rad! Stealing this idea today!

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