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!

Origami cranes

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

Why not build your own family or classroom origami crane mobile? String up your origami cranes, perhaps interspacing with beads. They look so pretty!

Origami crane mobile

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