How to Make an Origami Flapping Crane.

by Amy V.

How to make an easy origami flapping crane.


  • A square piece of paper
  • Time
  • Patience
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First, get a square piece of paper.

    Step 2

    Fold it in half diagonally.

    Step 3

    Fold it in half on the other diagonal.

    Step 4

    Fold in half.

    Step 5

    Now, the other way.

    Step 6

    Open it up.

    Step 7

    Turn it 90 degrees.

    Step 8

    Fold it in half along the crease.

    Step 9

    Press down on the mini triangle.

    Step 10

    Fold back along the crease that creates this triangle.

    Step 11

    Repeat on the other side.

    Step 12

    Press down on the top.

    Step 13

    Fold the right corner into the middle.

    Step 14

    Repeat on the other side.

    Step 15

    Flip it over and repeat.

    Step 16

    Fold the top down towards the middle to create a crease.

    Step 17

    Repeat on the other side.

    Step 18

    Lift the folded corners up.

    Step 19

    Lift the first layer of paper at the bottom.

    Step 20

    Open it up.

    Step 21

    Fold it back so it forms a "diamond" shape.

    Step 22

    Make sure to only fold back to where the crease is.

    Step 23

    Press down, and repeat this step to the other side.

    Step 24

    Now, look at the side.

    Step 25

    Open it up.

    Step 26

    Turn it back around so that the side is not facing you.

    Step 27

    Lift up the bottom so that it is halfway to the top.

    Step 28

    Fold up.

    Step 29

    Press down.

    Step 30

    Pull the paper outwards.

    Step 31

    Repeat to the other side.

    Step 32

    Choose the side that will be the head, and press the top down.

    Step 33

    Press on the side to make sure it stays.

    Step 34

    Fold the wings to make it look like a crane.

    Step 35

    You can bend the "feet" so it can stand up.

    Step 36


    Step 37

    Pull gently on the tail to make the wings flap.