In a time where devices dominate, there's nothing like the timeless pleasure of a paper airplane. It allows you to tinker and experience the joy of wonder: How far will it go? Do you need to fold the wings differently next time? Long after the handheld gaming devices and tablets have lost appeal, we will still be flying paper airplanes; it's the type of nostalgic craft that our inner-child loves.
Paper airplanes are excellent indoor playthings that can take any shape you like—from supersonic jets to old-fashioned propeller planes. The fliers pictured here are designed to do all kinds of tricks. Tinker with how they are folded to get them soaring: If the plane dives, bend the backs of the wings up slightly to slow it down. Bend the plane's tail, or rudder, to turn left or right.
As is true with all paper crafts, the type of paper you use makes all the difference; lightweight copy or printer paper is ideal for the aerodynamics of a paper airplane. Stickers give a plane a little extra panache—a striped wing, for example, or a star on the tail. Of course, you can simply leave it unadorned and let the sleek craft speak for itself.