The Gnat – Paper Airplane Instructions
One of the staple paper planes of my childhood, the Gnat, I’ve already covered in detailed folding instructions, but I think there are varying ways to learn origami and paper folding. I think the flow of the process of folding something and seeing it as a continuous thing rather than a series of very separate steps does help understand it more.
There’s that and the fact that I personally have always liked having something I can download and keep on my computer for future reference. So I present the folding instructions for the Gnat paper plane in both static infographic and animated GIF. Both are a bit on the heavy side, because of how much information they pack in, but I do hope you enjoy them and share them as you see fit.
Here is the animated GIF, created in the ever trustworthy GIMP editor:
Origami folding diagrams have been done a million ways, but I have enjoyed the photographic versions of them quite a bit which is why I selected that visual style for this site. Putting it all together in a single infographic, using Inkscape in this case, is its own pleasure, so here is the Gnat’s folding sequence in all its glory.