Basic Dart

Folding Instructions

  Step 1.
Use a sheet of 81/2-by-11 inch paper. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and run thumbnail along the fold to crease it sharply. Now, unfold the paper.
  Step 2
Fold down the top corners as
indicated by the arrows.
  Step 3.
Fold the two edges toward the center line, as indicated.
  Step 4.
Make a valley fold in half.
Turn the plane 90 degrees as shown in figure of Step 5.

Step 5
Create a wing crease that begins at the nose as shown.


  Step 6.
Form 3-dimensional shape as shown in figure. The Basic Dart is complete.
Bend up the tailing edge of the wings for lift if it has a tendency to nose-dive.