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Paper Blimp Folding Instructions
Cut a long strip of writing paper as shown and notch each end as indicated in DIG. 1
Bend it over and slip each noch together. You will end up with a shape similar to a fish when looking through the opening as shown in DIG. 2.
That is all there is to assembly. Now place a small pebble (you could also use blue tac or soft silly putty) where indicated and squeeze the stone with your thumb and forefinger. Throw the stone and paper belt straight up. If you do it right the stone will lift the paper to an altitude until the stone begins to fall back to earth. The stone falls out of the loop and the airship begins to spin over the axis and gently returns to earth. When it spins it blurs together and looks just like and airship.