How to Make an Origami Crane

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How to Make an Origami Crane
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Get a perfect square piece of paper. Any size square will work.

Get a perfect square piece of paper. Any size square will work.

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Fold the piece of paper hot dog-style.

Fold the piece of paper hot dog-style.

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Fold the price of paper in half again to make a little square

Fold the price of paper in half again to make a little square

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Fold the square into a triangle.

Fold the square into a triangle.

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Now unfold it so that it will look like the square you started off with. Indented lines should look like this now.

Now unfold it so that it will look like the square you started off with. Indented lines should look like this now.

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Take two corners and fold them together to the line that runs down the center when you turn the square like a diamond. The top part should look like a bird opening it's mouth.

Take two corners and fold them together to the line that runs down the center when you turn the square like a diamond. The top part should look like a bird opening it's mouth.

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When you flatten the top that looked like a beak, it should look like this. When completely flat, it should be a little square.

When you flatten the top that looked like a beak, it should look like this. When completely flat, it should be a little square.

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Now take one side of the diamond like this...

Now take one side of the diamond like this...

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And fold it down the middle. There should be an indented lined own the middle where it should be folded to help you.

And fold it down the middle. There should be an indented lined own the middle where it should be folded to help you.

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Then fold the other side the exact same way.

Then fold the other side the exact same way.

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It should look like a kite. Do the same process on the other side.

It should look like a kite. Do the same process on the other side.

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Like this...

Like this...

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And like this...

And like this...

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It's too hard to explain with words. Just watch the video and try not to get frustrated. This is the hardest part of the project.

It's too hard to explain with words. Just watch the video and try not to get frustrated. This is the hardest part of the project.

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It should look like this once you're done with the previous step. Be sure that there are three layers, the middle one with two leg looking pieces that will become the head and the tail.

It should look like this once you're done with the previous step. Be sure that there are three layers, the middle one with two leg looking pieces that will become the head and the tail.

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Take one of the two leg looking pieces and pull it up to the side of the diamond

Take one of the two leg looking pieces and pull it up to the side of the diamond

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Then pull it up. The paper might look like a crane already, but this isn't the finished project yet.

Then pull it up. The paper might look like a crane already, but this isn't the finished project yet.

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Do the same thing on the other leg looking piece. It should look like this now.

Do the same thing on the other leg looking piece. It should look like this now.

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Next, take one of the pieces striking out and flatten it out. It should look like a triangle. When you have hone so, fold it the opposite way of the crease.

Next, take one of the pieces striking out and flatten it out. It should look like a triangle. When you have hone so, fold it the opposite way of the crease.

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Like that...

Like that...

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Do the same thing on the other side. When you've done that, it should look an awful lot like the head of a Doberman Pincher.

Do the same thing on the other side. When you've done that, it should look an awful lot like the head of a Doberman Pincher.

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Take one of the 'ears' and fold it down, this will be the tail if it is on the left side, or the had if it is on the let side.

Take one of the 'ears' and fold it down, this will be the tail if it is on the left side, or the had if it is on the let side.

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Do the same thing on the other end.

Do the same thing on the other end.

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Take the tip of the right end and fold it the opposite direction of the crease. That is the head.

Take the tip of the right end and fold it the opposite direction of the crease. That is the head.

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Bring the two wings up and you're done!

Bring the two wings up and you're done!

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Pull the tail to make the wing flap if you want too, thanks for viewing!

Pull the tail to make the wing flap if you want too, thanks for viewing!

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