How to Make an Origami Crane

🇯🇵 Japanese symbols of peace 🇯🇵

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How to Make an Origami Crane
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Begin with the colour side up, if you are using origami paper

Begin with the colour side up, if you are using origami paper

2
Fold up from corner to corner

Fold up from corner to corner

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3
Unfold and repeat with the other corners

Unfold and repeat with the other corners

4
Unfold and turn over so it stands up a little

Unfold and turn over so it stands up a little

5
Fold up from edge to edge

Fold up from edge to edge

6
Repeat with the other edges

Repeat with the other edges

7
Now rotate the paper so the open end in facing to your left and the diagonal crease is running vertically

Now rotate the paper so the open end in facing to your left and the diagonal crease is running vertically

8
Open up

Open up

9
Fold along the existing crease as shown

Fold along the existing crease as shown

10
Repeat with the existing crease on the left, like so

Repeat with the existing crease on the left, like so

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12
Sharpen the vertical crease and the two top edges

Sharpen the vertical crease and the two top edges

13
Fold the bottom right edge to the middle, like so

Fold the bottom right edge to the middle, like so

14
Repeat on all the other bottom edges

Repeat on all the other bottom edges

15
Fold the top triangle down as far as it can go

Fold the top triangle down as far as it can go

16
Unfold the kite like folds and the top triange

Unfold the kite like folds and the top triange

17
Open like so, stopping on the crease made in step 15

Open like so, stopping on the crease made in step 15

18
Keep opening

Keep opening

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20
Sharpen the creases then repeat on the back

Sharpen the creases then repeat on the back

21
Fold the bottom right edge to the vertical crease, like in step 13

Fold the bottom right edge to the vertical crease, like in step 13

22
Repeat on all the other bottom edges

Repeat on all the other bottom edges

23
Take the bottom right edge and open it to the left (like a book)

Take the bottom right edge and open it to the left (like a book)

24
Fold the bottom corner up along the horizontal crease

Fold the bottom corner up along the horizontal crease

25
Like this

Like this

26
Fold back over (like closing the book)

Fold back over (like closing the book)

27
Repeat on the other edge

Repeat on the other edge

28
Pull out the bit you folded up in step 25 like so

Pull out the bit you folded up in step 25 like so

29
Put pressure on the bottom right edge to crease it and make it stay in place (you can pull the bit out as far as desired)

Put pressure on the bottom right edge to crease it and make it stay in place (you can pull the bit out as far as desired)

30
Repeat with the other bit

Repeat with the other bit

31
Open which ever edge you want and fold down the top to make the head

Open which ever edge you want and fold down the top to make the head

32
Fold it like so

Fold it like so

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Now pull out the head like you did in step 28

Now pull out the head like you did in step 28

34
Now fold the wings down as far as they will go

Now fold the wings down as far as they will go

35
Don't forget the other one!

Don't forget the other one!

36
Open out the wings like so

Open out the wings like so

37
Finished cranes! Make as many as you like!

Finished cranes! Make as many as you like!

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