IDEA: Paper airplanes as way to make time fly

With paper airplanes, things are always looking up.

Counting down time until the next train? Make paper airplanes and launch it in flight! Is it littering? I don’t think so, it’s a paper airplane! Who doesn’t like finding a paper airplane on the ground? Plus, if you found a paper airplane on the ground, wouldn’t you pick it up and throw it? Paper airplanes are fun. You can’t deny it.

The paper airplane pictured in this blog post was the second airplane I made while waiting for the brown line train at the Chicago stop. It’s a historic airplane. I made it with the same notepaper when I wrote about purpose.

The sky’s the limit with paper airplanes.

1) Use different types of paper.

Revive paper that you were going to recycle. Scraps of paper, receipts, envelopes from bills. Just wing it, any paper has the potential to take off. Get fancy and make some custom print outs with colors and stuff.

2) Different styles of planes.

The classic dart. The floater. My favorite from 4th grade, the bat (pictured above).

3) Different messages you can include on the airplane.

Say something fun and light. Say something deep to be aware of the gravity of the situation. Say something fun (yes, i’m repeating fun again). Say nothing. Say anything.

The possibilities are astronomical. My brain is spinning and orbiting around with eeexcitement! With paper airplanes, things are always looking up. Let me know in the comments if you make any paper airplanes.

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Tom Saaristo
13 years ago

At my old job it wasn’t uncommon for everyone, somehow, to secretly make their own paper airplanes and launch them at each other. We had the same mystic connection when it came to launching jumbo rubberbands. I work in a considerably less-fun and significantly more conservative office now so nothing like that has happened in quite a while

Tom Saaristo
13 years ago

Looks like I was bending time on the world wide web again 😉

Vera
Vera
13 years ago

I am a big fan of the classic dart! I make good ones … watch … see it fly! … seeeeee? oh there it goes!

Robin
Robin
13 years ago

This is a great site. Just happened upon it looking for salutation examples. I think I will make paper airplanes with my grandbaby this weekend !!

unlikelymoose
13 years ago

i want to see the crumbled-up paper airplane. part crumbled paper, part airplane.

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