Friday, July 8, 2016

DIY Indoor Origami Flying Discs

It's been hot lately. Like melt your face off hot. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, but sometimes it's nice to do an indoor activity to at least let the sweat dry.

This one is simple and loads of fun. If you're hearing, "I'm sooooooooooo bored" this summer, making indoor origami flying discs might just be the cure.

Supplies for 1 disc
8 two-inch square pieces of paper (plain office paper or heavyweight card stock)

How to Make It
Fold each 2-inch by 2-inch square of paper corner to corner so you now have 8 triangles.

Now fold one corner of each triangle down; look at the picture below for guidance.

Make sure all the origami pieces are facing up, with the folded flap on top. Slip the pointed corner of one piece into the folded flap of another. Continue doing this until you're able to tuck the last piece in place.

Add tape over each triangle tip for added stability.

Gently bend the outer edges of the disc down for increased aerodynamics.

Fling it like a frisbee and watch it fly and curve in the air. These are remarkably good flyers!

This awesome project came from the book Make: Easy 1-2-3 Projects. Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! My boys and their friends do origami pretty regularly, and I'm thinking this project is going to be a hit!