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The name of this toy is misleading...
on December 22, 2010
The box consisted of a little instruction booklet on how to fold airplanes, several pages of randomly themed paper, and a sheet of stickers. I expected each sheet of paper to be preprinted with folding lines, and 1-2-3 instructions, since it is recommended for a six year old. They are not. We had to start with a blank sheet of paper, and follow the instructions and small pictures in the booklet. Of course, my six year old wanted to do it himself, but he was not able to get the folds perfect enough or in the right place. My nine year old even had trouble doing it. I ended up making several of these before giving up on it. **Tip 1** We ended up going on one of the free paper airplane websites and printing the folding lines for various types of airplanes directly on the themed paper that was provided with this kit. Use a ruler on the fold line to keep your folds straight. A second sheet of paper prints with easy instructions on how to complete the airplane, and tips for flying it. **Tip 2** Don't let your kids go crazy with the stickers. . . Too many, and it won't fly straight. The paper is light weight, and the stickers are relatively heavy and large. . . Just one more thing that detracts from the fun of this product. I could have went to my local craft score and bought 18 sheets of better looking paper for around $5.