Make Your Own Origami Crane Easy

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Make Your Own Origami Crane Easy

Introduction:

If you’re having a hard time making the traditional paper crane, then this easy version of the origami crane may be a better paper activity for you. Great for kids and beginners, you only need to know the basic folds to make this bird origami. For this instruction, use sturdy origami paper with a color on one side. That way, it is easier to follow the step-by-step instruction.

Difficulty Level: Easy

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 01

For this easy origami crane, start with a square piece of origami paper. Face the colored side up and then fold the paper crosswise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 02

The next step is to fold the top and bottom corner to the center of the crease line. Fold the dashed lines for guidance.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 03

Fold the top flap upwards as shown and then fold the bottom flap downwards as shown. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 04

Turn the origami crane to the other side.

 

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 05

Bring the top and bottom corners to the center of the crease line. Follow the dashed line for guidance.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 06

Mountain fold the paper crosswise in half. To make a mountain fold, fold the paper away from you.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 07

Make the origami crane’s long neck by folding the paper to the right as shown. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 08

Make an inside reverse fold using the crease line made in step 7 as guidance. To make an inside reverse fold, pry open the top tip. Then push it down inwards to the center, then flatten.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 09

Form the beak of the crane by making another inside reverse fold on the origami paper.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 010

Fold the right corner to the left side as shown. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 011

Make another inside reverse fold on the crease line (dotted line) made in step 10.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 012

It now looks like a bird. Fold upwards the outer flap. Repeat the fold on the back side.

How to fold an Origami Crane - Step 013

The crane is almost done! Spread the wings apart on both sides.

Your easy origami crane is done! It can stand on its own and would now make an awesome decoration.

There are a variety of ways to make origami birds. Discover here!

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This origami is really beautiful !!! I love the model !!!!

  2. Very easy and explained clean and smooth.. We made it with you..

  3. great! 😀 had a lot of fun while making this bird! thank you!

  4. I was having a hard time making the trad crane! this one was waaay easier. thank you!

  5. i like it that project and it was so easy.

  6. Very easy, great tutorial! Highly recommend for anyone who’s new to origami (like me)

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