The most common object children enjoy making with paper is a plane! Not only is it easy to make, it is fascinating to see how far it can fly.
To rekindle that excitement, we have created a Paper Plane Kit containing 10 different planes from the Hawk to the Spinner, with a step by step guide – the kids will love our variety of designs and stickers to personalise each plane.
According to the Guinness World Records, 27.6 seconds is the record for keeping a paper plane in the air – set by Ken Blackburn on 8 October 1998 – this record has yet to be beaten. Blackburn used the ‘glider’ to set the record and this ‘King of the Paper Plane World’ is naturally included in our paper plane pack.
Interestingly, to prove the durability of their memory cards, the technology company Samsung recently branded 200 paper planes, each holding a memory card, and launched them from 122,000 ft over Wolfsburg in Germany on 17 January 2011.
So far, planes have been located in Australia, the US, South Africa, India, Canada and Russia – impressive huh?
So…we have decided to set our own challenge. How far can you throw your paper plane?
The gauntlet has been thrown down by Liza Findlay-Wilson, aged 13, from the Cotswolds with her plane Stardust which reached 18ft.
As you will see from the video clip, Liza took on her brothers Angus, aged 11, and Henry, aged 8!
If you think you can beat Liza’s 18ft…. please let us know by sending in your videos and pictures.