Introduction: 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:

First, flip your paper over.

Step 2:

Then, fold your paper in half diagonally.

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

Unfold, and repeat on the other side.

Step 5:

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:

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:

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

Step 8:

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:

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

Step 10:

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:

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

Step 12:

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:

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