How to Make a Paper Crane




Introduction: How to Make a Paper Crane

9 easy steps

Step 1: Step: 1

Fold it in half crossed the lines.

Step 2: Step: 2

Fold it in half and open the pocket.

Step 3: Step: 3

Flatten the open pocket so that its a square.

Step 4: Step: 4

Fold in, across the lines. then open the folds back out.

Step 5: Step: 5

Fold the bottom tip up and flatten the pocket.

Step 6: Step: 6

Repeat step 5 on the other side

Step 7: Step: 7

Fold in the ends at a 45ish degree angle.

Step 8: Step: 8

Fold in the end to make the head

Step 9: Step: 9

Fold the wings down at an angle twards the head

Step 10: Finished



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    6 Discussions

    I've been making these cranes since I was 6 years old and am now 78! My dad taught me and we would 'make cranes' together. Did you know as a final step, gently open the 'base' of the lower back part of the wing (with a pen or stylus)...hold the 'breast' firmly and pull the tail of the crane-----it will flap its wings. Mine have never taken flight, but I think I've come close a couple of times :)


    1 year ago

    do a video

    Nice!! most of the ones I see (All of them) are like 16 or more steps!! This one is so much easier!!! I <3 it!!!

    This is so cool! Might have to try for my brother!!!!

    looks so easy when you do it