Introduction: How to Make an Origami Crane

Picture of How to Make an Origami Crane

Let's celebrate my first instructable! I first learned how to make an origami crane when I was eight years old. The instructions from the origami book were in tiny print and almost impossible to follow! Since then, I have discovered that there are more, easier to follow, ways to make directions, so I decided to make one myself. Enjoy!


Sorry if this is a little unclear! I take any feedback, so if this was unclear to you, please tell me. Your feedback can help my future instructables become more understandable. Thanks!

Step 1:

Picture of

First, flip your paper over.

Step 2:

Picture of

Then, fold your paper in half diagonally.

Step 3:

Picture of

Unfold your paper, then fold in half the other way.

Step 4:

Picture of

Unfold, and repeat on the other side.

Step 5:

Picture of

Unfold the paper again, and flip it over. (The lines represent our creases so far. You want to crease the two quarters that don't have a line through the them.) Then, unfold again.

Step 6:

Picture of

Pinch the two corners that are sticking up along the crease. Pull them down towards the middle. It's okay if it pops up a little. ?

Step 7:

Picture of

Fold the edges towards the middle. Then, fold the top down.

Step 8:

Picture of

Unfold what you did in Step 7, and along the top crease, fold up. Then, press down. This is called a petal fold. Flip over and repeat on other side.

Step 9:

Picture of

Fold the edges towards the middle. Flip over and repeat on other side.

Step 10:

Picture of

Open up one of the layers and fold the thinner tip (the bottom one) up as far as you would like it. This will be the neck of the crane. Fold a little piece of the tip down. This will be the head. Fold the layer back. If this doesn't work out, try reviewing Step 9. Maybe you did Step 9 on the wrong side.

Step 11:

Picture of

Flip over and open up the other layer. Fold up the bottom tip. Then, fold the layer back.

Step 12:

Picture of

Reach into each layer and pull out the neck and tail. Then, pull out the head. Press the model down on your table. Nothing should be sticking up.

Step 13:

Picture of

Finally, fold down the wings. Your origami crane is done!

Comments

Cookie_Lover_48 (author)2015-11-28

Glad you like it!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-11-28

Nice crane. I make these every year for my mini desk Christmas tree.

Cookie_Lover_48 (author)2015-11-28

Thanks for viewing! Like I said earlier, I take any feedback, and I will respond to your questions and comments as soon as possible!

About This Instructable

286views

7favorites

License:

More by Cookie_Lover_48:How to Make an Origami CraneHow to Make a Redstone Clock in Minecraft PE 0.13.0
Add instructable to: