James Norton and Dylan Parker are the paper plane pros that helped on the movie Paper Planes (in cinemas January 15). They shared 10 awesome tips with us!
- Start simple. Master a basic design first!
- Be persistent! If it doesn’t fly the first time, work out why.
- Some say that running a blank piece of paper through a photocopier makes a better plane! Something about it being warm?
- If you lose your plane up a tree (or ANYWHERE), don’t worry! Make another one…or 1,000.
- Prove your plane is awesome! Challenge a mate to a fly off!
- Study stuff that glides! From tiny pollen spores that fall from trees to giant whales that glide through the water. Get inspired by nature!
- Mistakes are GREAT! A plane that waddles, flaps or makes funny noises is unique, and that rules!
- In profesh paper planeing GSM (grams per square metre) is used to measure the weight of your paper. If you’re flying your plane outdoors, you’ll need a heavier GSM. And indoors? A GSM between 75-90 works well.
- Use your old paper planes to decorate your room! Pop them in vases like flowers!
- Practice! Practice! Practice! A pro paper planer would make 300+ planes a year! That’s almost one a day!
Paper Planes is flying into cinemas January 15.