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2 cranes joined at the wings
My aunt came for a visit recently and she bought an origami book on her trip. Since I love origami so much she let me borrow the book, and I thought I'd post some of my favorites. I have this one done now, and many more I want to make.

Posted by Laura from Chandler, Arizona, United States • Published See Laura's 128 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut your square in half.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the paper in half. It doesn't matter what side is up.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold diagonals of the two layers and unfold.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn it over and fold the two layers in halves and unfold.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold using the existing crease lines.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the edges to the center.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the corner up and push the edges in. Do the same on the other side and be sure to crease sharply.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now unfold all the way.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut along the line to the center.

    Note where the circled lines are, this will be the joint wing.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat step 5 on one side, and fold along to step 7.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 11
    Step 11

    Again fold the other side from step 5 to 7.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 12
    Step 12

    It should now look like this.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold the edges o the center.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat on the other side as well.

    Here is a front and side view.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Imose   Yama - Step 15
    Step 15

    Fold each of the little legs up to go between. Do this for all 4 of them and fold one down on each for the head.

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