How To Make a Traditional Origami Crane

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    33. Repeat the same process on the left side.

    33. Repeat the same process on the left side.

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    34. Choose one end to be the crane's head. Fold it over in the angle you prefer and then inside reverse fold it.

    34. Choose one end to be the crane's head. Fold it over in the angle you prefer and then inside reverse fold it.

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    35. Finally, fold both of the wings down. You can decide to keep them up or all the way down.

    35. Finally, fold both of the wings down. You can decide to keep them up or all the way down.

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7 Comments for “How To Make a Traditional Origami Crane”

  1. This was so fun! First time using this site, defiantly coming to this site again! The steps were easy to understand, and not frustrating. It was easy to follow, amazing!

    How To Make a Traditional Origami Crane

  2. Loved the instructions for the crane too. Although, the cranes are in a different league compared to the swans. There was a difficult moment when I was holding the bird base the wrong side up, but I was able to figure that out eventually. Here’s how both the cranes and the swans look, together.

    How To Make a Traditional Origami Crane

  3. for the first time over the years and different attempts, I finally managed to make the bird! Thank YOU so much:)

  4. Seeing the video is great for those of us who have difficulty following written instructions. Thanks so much!