Old fashioned fun that still plays well with today’s kids. While we all know how to make A paper airplane, this post links to directions for 3 different airplanes and suggests how to find even more online.
Provide the paper and printed instructions along with some pre-made models and you’ve got a good birthday party activity. After they’ve made a bunch of airplanes, move them outside for the airplane races!
Which planes travel the farthest? Which are more accurate in getting close to a target? Which can fly the highest? They’ll have lots of fun competing with each other with their own-made planes.
Have directions for the different types of planes printed out for everybody to take home and have more flying fun.