Origami Crane

The crane is a traditional origami model which has been folded for hundreds of years. The crane stands for long life and good luck, and some people think that if you fold 1000 cranes you will be granted a wish!

crane origami

Since the Second World War the origami crane has also come to be a symbol for "peace". Read more about origami cranes and Sadako Sasashi here.

This model is a little fiddly to fold, so you may have to practice! You will need to fold an origami bird base first (instructions below).

Also included are instructions for making an origami crane mobile - very pretty!

When you have made your own origami crane, have a look at this video - you will be amazed at how tiny a crane can be!

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Origami crane instructions

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