30 Jan 2011 4 Comments
When you google “origami,” one of the first products that appears is a paper crane. I didn’t want to give you just a plain crane, but also one of many variations that you can make with cranes – twin cranes.
How to make a basic Paper Crane
What you need:
- 1 sheet of plain square paper (preferably thinner origami paper with no pattern on it)
1. Lay the paper back side up.
2. Fold in half diagonally
4. Take RED corner to BLUE point, inflating the double arrow and fold down
5. Flip it up-side-down and take the RED corner to the BLUE point, inflating the double arrow
6. Make sure the part that is The Connecting Corner is on your left and fold in along the center diagonal line
8. Flip it and do the same thing – make sure the connecting corner is on your left
15. Fold some angles so that they look like the neck and tail
17. Now it’s the fun time – puff up the belly! Take white corners and then yellow corners, use your commonsense and don’t rip the poor crane. If it’s not enough, you can pull the wings to make a nice puff.
How to make Twin Cranes
What you need:
- 1 sheet of plain paper cut in half (preferably thinner origami paper with no pattern on it)
1. Cut a paper into half
2. Fold and crease the half line
3. Mark the half way, and cut the RED line
4. Make cranes as explained above
* Some points to note
It’ll be a bit difficult during the processes when folding cranes, since they are connected. When you get confused with which direction it was, remember that the two birds are connected at their wings, but not their tails.
When you successfully finish the first bird, it should look like this.
Good luck! Please let me know if you have questions and don’t forget to send me pictures of your cranes!