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Picture of Colourful Crane Mobile
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A few year back I had folded a bunch of origami cranes that I had hanging from a long strand in the corner of my room.  I got a bit bored with the way it look so I made a mobile with the cranes to change things up.  The cranes were in pastel shades so I arranged them like a rainbow.  The cranes move gently in breeze and liven up the room much more then they did before.
 
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Step 2: The frame

First I formed two circles with the 20 gauge wire.  The larger has a diameter of 25cm and the smaller circle 15cm. I then painted them white with craft paint.  Once that had dried I used white embroidery thread to tie the two circles together at 4 points and left long strands of thread at each point for hanging the mobile.
SteveDonie1 year ago
Very nice. My daughter's class did one a couple of years ago with 1000 cranes. I built a free-standing stand for them based on a design one of the children made. The whole thing was sold at the schools annual fundraising auction. The parent that bought it ended up giving several of the 100-crane sub-assemblies to the oldest children in the class. There are some photos of it at http://album.donie.us/incoming/2011-03NovaCraneMobile/2011-03NovaCraneMobile.html
Good night, Irene! that's amazing work. It's always nice to see project that involve kids and parents.
ChrysN (author)  SteveDonie1 year ago
Wow, that looks gorgeous!
rcowlishaw1 year ago
One of the things I've done to string cranes (like, say, 1,000) was to use a "wreath form" which was 2 or 3 wire circles joined together.
aflores321 year ago
Nice, my son does origami since he was very young. Im going to have him make me one. Thanks for showing it. :-)
mclare501 year ago
Wow, this is amazing! I need to make it!
HollyMann1 year ago
This is beautiful!
Beautiful :)
sunshiine1 year ago
Gorgeous as always! Hope your day is grand!
sunshiine
ChrysN (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thanks!
How fun! Loving all the colors! I also keep meaning to try to fold ones of those, they seem so fun :)