How to Make A Paper Airplane Fold sheet of paper on half lengthwise. Fold top corners of paper to the center line to form a triangle shape as the cockpit. Fold point of triangle down so it lines up with center line. Fold your second cockpit by folding your tow flaps down like the 2nd step. If you want your paper airplane to go even further, put a paperclip on the forward body of the plane. The weight will help it fly farther.