**Winner of the 2016 Creative Child Magazine Product of the Year Award** Kids will love to fold and fly these sturdy, aerodynamic paper airplanes In this clever origami book with folding papers, paper airplane expert Andrew Dewar presents his ultimate collection of easy-to-fold, high-performance planes for kids who are fascinated by aviation, technology, or origami. These planes are brightly colored and designed to fly beautifully every time. Some of the exciting designs include:
The intimidating Hammerhead
The futuristic Space Cruiser
The hilariously named Belly Button
And many more
The book opens with a fascinating introduction to the engineering principles of flight, so kids can learn about the forces that enable a plane to fly and affect the performance of their airplane designs. They'll have fun putting the paper planes through their paces: doing loops, barrel rolls, glides and dives. The sky is the limit once they understand how planes interact with the atmosphere This paper airplane book contains:
12 innovative designs
48 pre-cut paper airplane models
Detailed instructions for each paper plane
Special, durable lightweight cardstock
Printed folding lines for perfect folds
Colorful and realistic designs
A pull-out airport runway for landing maneuvers
Become a tried-and-true aviator with this paper airplane kit. Designed for both kids and kids-at-heart, the whole family will enjoy seeing their projects come to life.
About the Author
Andrew Dewar was born in Toronto, Ontario and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (B.A. Journalism) and University of Toronto (M.A. Japanese Studies, Library and Information Science) before moving to Japan in 1988. After completing his doctoral studies in library science at Keio University, he joined the faculty of a junior college in Japan. Soon after arriving in Japan he rediscovered his childhood love of designing and flying paper airplanes. His passion for paper airplanes led him to become president of the Fukushima Paper Airplane Club. Dewar has published over 30 paper crafting books and kits. He also teaches paper airplane workshops and does seminars at schools, libraries, community centers and museums. He lived and taught library science in Fukushima, Japan, until the giant earthquake and nuclear accident in March 2011, when the city became unsafe. After a brief stay in Canada, he's returned with his family to Gifu, Japan. Kostya Vints was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. In 1995, he received his Master degree in Product Design at Belorussian Polytechnic Academy (Minsk, Belarus). After moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he continued to pursue his career as a graphic artist and in 2002 Kostya graduated from Westwood College of Technology with an Associate degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia. He has been creating digital art for over 13 years. Kostya has produced illustrations and conceptual art for a diverse array of companies and publications worldwide.