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This instructable will teach you how to make a flapping crane. I know there is already an instructable on a flapping crane, but this is a different type and in my opinion, has a better "flapping" motion. Impress your friends by making these with bits of scrap paper!

All that you will need is a piece of paper and scissors if your paper is not square. Please note that I used card stock paper for this project and that the flapping motion will be smoother with regular paper.


Step 1: Cut your paper to size

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If the paper you are already using is not square, fold one edge diagonally so it meets the other edge to form a triangle. Cut off the excess paper.
 
fraggernade2 years ago
Love it!
OMJ3 years ago
well im goin to apptemt it see how it goes
AlisonR4 years ago
first time I've ever managed to make one :D thanks!!!
Okeechobee4 years ago
wings dont flap =l
Lathien (author)  Okeechobee4 years ago
Try to make sure you made all the folds correctly. And perhaps make sure you're holding/pulling correctly.
oh HA I got it!!!! I was pulling on the head thinking it was the tail!!!!!! I'm so dumb some times! thanks!now to make a good one
I made it.....but now to make it flap.........
this is confusing...
rocko82104 years ago
dude aweson!!!!!
wolf_787 years ago
this is really cool!!
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
endarthur7 years ago
Congratulations for a pretty nice origami instructable. It certainly is different from the other kind of flapping crane i know, and with a much more fluid movement.