May 17, 2012
I don't have a tutorial because there are million sites and books that show you how to make an origami crane. At first I was intimidated, but they're not that hard. Just follow them step by step and pretty soon you'll be able to construct a crane without even looking at the directions - really!
You start with a square piece of paper. I used paper sent to me from Loving Paper Etsy Shop - I loved that it was double-sided. The size of paper determines the size of the cranes. I wanted small cranes so I cut my large square paper into 4 smaller squares. Aren't they so cute?!?
So you have all these little cranes and you just string them up on a hoop of some sorts. I hung them by sticking a thread through the top of the crane using a needle, like so:
But let me warn you - - dangling crane are hard to take a picture of! I tried to grab a helper, but she was wiggly which wasn't working....
And so I tried to take one of the cranes in their permanent home above my craft table - but we all know the lighting is awful in my basement:
One more little origami project coming up later today....
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