Introduction: Folding an Origami Crane
Step 1: For Starters...
Get a flat surface I fold on and a square piece of origami paper. Turn the paper so the colorful side is up/facing you/towards you.
Step 2: Triangle #1
Fold your paper to become a triangle.
Step 3: Triangle #2
Fold the paper to make a triangle form the opposite corners on the other side I the paper.
Step 4: Lay Out Flat
Lay your paper bottom side up flat.
Step 5: Rectangle #1
Fold your paper to make a rectangle horizontally.
Step 6: Rectangle #2
Fold in half the other way horizontally to make the second rectangle.
Step 7: It Comes Naturally:)
You have to squeeze the four sides in to get a diamond and then flatten the diamond down. This process is easier if you go with the flow. It comes naturally as you fold.
Step 8: You Want the Thick Point to Rotate!
You will have a diamond with the layered paper side pointed up so rotate your diamond to have the thick one layer paper point up.
Step 9: Kite Fold
Fold the sides in to form a kite shape with the first paper layer.
Step 10: Tab Down and Out
Fold the point on the top down like so and unfold like so...
Step 11: Here Comes the Trickier Part:0
Pull up the first layer paper an flatten at the inside out crease. Then make flat. Do the same with the untouched back side.
Step 12: Same
Do the same for the other side
Step 13: Edges
Fold the edges across completely then do the same for the other side.
Step 14: L Shape
Create the beak by folding the point down and squishing it in place as an L shape. Do the same to make the tail if desired.
Step 15: Wings
Fold the wings up.
Step 16: Done!!
Fold wings down and you've got yourself a crane!
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