How to make a crane using origami

Introduction

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Today we will make a popular figure in the art of origami – a crane. This is a most common and well beloved of all artists all over the world. In Japanese it is called the crane and in  Chinese simply “bird”.

You´ll need

  • A sheet of white paper.
  • Scissors and pencil.

Steps

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    Take your scissors and cut out a square piece of paper.

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    Bend it diagonally to create a triangle. Fold the paper in half again, aligning the sides. You will be have a triangle again, only smaller.

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    Hold the top right corner of the triangle, bend it and match with the left corner of the triangle. Get the upper square.

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    Turn the paper and do the same on the other side. Get another square, this is one of the common origami figure called a double square. It is also used in making a lot of other origami figures as base.

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    Now take the lower sides of the square, bend them and fold along the diagonal line of the figure.

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    Do the same thing on the other side. The resulting figure is a diamond.

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    Flatten the folded triangles, take the lateral corners and tuck them inside the figure accordingly with fold lines.

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    Turn over and do the same on the other side. You will have a diamond on 4 legs in the form of an acute angle.

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    Bend one of the middle legs to the right side, this will be the bird’s tail.

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    Bend the second leg to the left side, it will be the bird’s head.

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    Bend the left leg again (as shown in picture) and get the head of a bird.

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    Now straighten two of the remaining legs to get the wings. Your origami crane is ready!

Warnings

  • Please note that the paper should not be too thick and tough or it will be hard to fold. Do not use cardboard; its best to use regular office paper.

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Comments

  1. Mary 02 January 2015 :

    How do you fold it so neatly? 😛 It looks really nice but that is not a crane it is a Japanese Flapping Bird. 😕

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