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Simple, and cute
my jar currently only has 140 cranes, I'll post more pics when I have hit the 1k mark :)

Posted by Krystyl O. from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada • Published See Krystyl O.'s 11 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take one SQUARE piece of paper (White works, but please, don't use card-stock, as it's too hard to fold)

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the paper every which way (Horizontal, vertical, diagonal,) until the paper is creased as in the picture.

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 3
    Step 3

    ok, this part is a bit tricky, basically you are folding the paper, to make a triangle. (if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask )
    Squish this diamond/Square flat.

  • Step 4

    then, you fold the diamond flaps into the center of the diamond, meeting at the center crease

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 5
    Step 5

    flip it over and do it on the other side ...

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 6
    Step 6

    you will notice a tiny triangle at the top of the now skinny diamond, crease this backwards and forwards, reinforcing the crease.

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 7
    Step 7

    then, unfold the last two folds you made, (reverting the diamond to it's full shape, with new creases.)

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 8
    Step 8

    this is yet another tricky part - - now you lift the flap (from the open, bottom part of the diamond ) sorry for the bad pic - you are essentially opening the diamond up, make sure the tiny triangle we talked about earlier isn't opening...

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 9
    Step 9

    now you are going to want to fold these creases down flat.
    (I have a feeling a lot of people are going to have questions about this part ~.0 - I don't know how better to describe it?)
    do #8 & #9 to both sides.

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 10
    Step 10

    you are going to fold the flaps in, yet again, (you will do this a total of 4 times, your diamond is going to be VERY skinny now)

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 11
    Step 11

    your crane should look like this now.
    (bear with me, almost done!!!)

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 12
    Step 12

    you are going to now bend the skinny 'Tails' of the diamond, upwards, this is just to make a crease, so you can do it a few times, and then fold back down.

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 13
    Step 13

    to make the head, (yet another tricky part) you have to bend the crease, up inside the 'Shoulders' you can now hopefully see head, and wings. then bend the 'Beak' downwards.

  • How to fold an origami crane. 100 Paper Cranes (Origami Crane Tut Incl.)  - Step 14
    Step 14

    do the same for the tail (without making a head), then pull the wings downwards,
    YOU'RE DONE!
    (onmly 999 more to go, if you are making 1000)

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