First, get a square piece of paper.
Fold it in half diagonally.
Fold it in half on the other diagonal.
Fold in half.
Now, the other way.
Open it up.
Turn it 90 degrees.
Fold it in half along the crease.
Press down on the mini triangle.
Fold back along the crease that creates this triangle.
Repeat on the other side.
Press down on the top.
Fold the right corner into the middle.
Flip it over and repeat.
Fold the top down towards the middle to create a crease.
Lift the folded corners up.
Lift the first layer of paper at the bottom.
Fold it back so it forms a "diamond" shape.
Make sure to only fold back to where the crease is.
Press down, and repeat this step to the other side.
Now, look at the side.
Turn it back around so that the side is not facing you.
Lift up the bottom so that it is halfway to the top.
Pull the paper outwards.
Repeat to the other side.
Choose the side that will be the head, and press the top down.
Press on the side to make sure it stays.
Fold the wings to make it look like a crane.
You can bend the "feet" so it can stand up.
Pull gently on the tail to make the wings flap.