A Crane made from Origami Paper

A Crane made from Origami Paper

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The crane is folded using double-sided Vivi Gade Design origami paper following the Japanese folding technique of origami. A piece of mercerised cotton yarn with a tassel and beads is attached for hanging.

Guide step 1
1.
Fold a square piece of paper measuring 14x14 cm twice diagonally, open again and then fold it twice halfway and open again.
Guide step 2
2.
Then fold the paper into a square ¼ of the size of the original square. The openings are at the bottom.
Guide step 3
3.
From both sides, fold the top layer towards the middle. Repeat on the opposite side.
Guide step 4
4.
Fold down the top tip so it appears as a triangle.
Guide step 5
5.
Unfold again.
Guide step 6
6.
“Hold down” the back triangle whilst folding the front part upward.
Guide step 7
7.
Fold in both sides, forming a diamond shape.
Guide step 8
8.
Lift the bottom tip and fold in the sides, forming a diamond shape. Fold in the triangle behind, so the shape can lie flat and be smoothed. Repeat on the opposite side.
Guide step 9
9.
Now you have a double tip with two individual tips at the bottom.
Guide step 10
10.
Pull each tip up between the wings so they slope slightly upwards. Press flat.
Guide step 11
11.
Fold it flat and smooth it. Repeat on the other side. Fold down between so the bird's head appears.
Guide step 12
12.
Fold the wings downwards and the bird is ready to fly.
Guide step 13
13.
To make a tassel, wrap the mercerised cotton yarn around two fingers.
Guide step 14
14.
Hold the wound yarn in place with a piece of doubled-over cotton yarn and thread two beads onto both ends. Tie a knot after the second bead and cut off one of the excess cotton yarn ends. Tie another knot on the remaining cotton yarn approx. 2cm from the first knot.
Guide step 15
15.
Use a needle for threading the cotton yarn through the folded crane.
Guide step 16
16.
Thread another two beads onto the cotton yarn and tie a small loop for hanging at the top.

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