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The Steps to Make that Origami Crane

You have to know that the origami crane is a very popular paper folding project. Such is usually the project that the starting paper folders would want to learn on how to make this if they decide that they are really interested in origami.

You must know that the origami crane motif is very popular and such can be found on wall decals, paintings, posters, the trinket boxes and those t-shirts. Some people would even have origami crane tattoos to be able to symbolize peace and harmony.

The first thing that you should do is to gather the supplies. To fold such traditional origami crane, then what you should do is to come up with a square sheet of origami paper. When you don’t have much origami experience, then you must begin with a larger paper. Know that the smaller sheets are difficult to work with due to the detail required in folding such steps of the crane.

The origami cranes appear pretty folded from the patterned paper yet you could find it a lot easier to make or practice folding the model using that light solid paper first. There are times that it may be difficult to see those creases when folding dark or such busy patterned papers.

You should begin with a crane which is made of 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper that is cut into 8.5 inch by 8.5 inch of square. You have to make a square origami paper if you like to learn such easy method to make squares from 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper.

What you must do is that you need to make a square base. Place the paper with the colored side up. Fold in half diagonally and then open. Fold this in half along the diagonal the other way. You must then turn the paper on the opposite side. What you need to do next is to fold your paper in half, then crease well and then open. You should then fold such again in the opposite direction. Through the use of the creases, bring the top 3 corners down to the bottom of the paper. Then you should flatten the model in order to complete the square base.

Know that the origami crane is actually created with the use of the bird base. The bird base is one square base and also a couple of petal folds.

Such simple instructions should make it much easier for you to create a beautiful crane. You can make use of beautiful paper in order to make such lovely origami model and see a really elegant bird. When you know more about the history as well as the meaning of such origami model, you must look at the many pages where you can know about how to make this.