The end result is the same (i.e., the shape of the swan), but the method I approach it is more efficient, in my opinion. Also, I have step by step instructions, and detailed high res pictures (whoo!) that make this more enticing. So enjoy!
Easy to make and fit to impress, these are a great time killer and can be made anywhere that some form of memory-retentive fabric is (paper, aluminum foil, cardboard, posterboard, steel, etc.)
BONUS! I am including in this Instructable, a method for making this out of nothing but paper and your two hands! Makes for great first impressions, as you can use any sheet of paper and instantly make a flapping crane.
Step 1: Obtain the materials.
- Nimble fingers
- Hard surface to press down on
Just for the sake of making this as easy and as followable as possible, I'm going to use a standard sheet of computer paper at 8 1/2 x 11 inches. It doesn't matter if anything is printed on it (as seen in my example).
Included in this Instructable! How to make perfect creases and semi-awesome looking tears with just your hands!