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Knowing How to Create a Origami Crane

You have to know that the origami crane is a very popular paper folding project. This is the project which the beginning paper folder would want to know about when they make the decision that they want to go for origami.

You must know that the origami crane motif is very popular and such can be found on wall decals, paintings, posters, the trinket boxes and those t-shirts. Some individuals would have such origami crane tattoos in order to symbolize peace as well as harmony.

What you have to do first is that you should gather the supplies. To be able to fold a traditional origami crane, you need to create a square sheet of origami paper. You have to begin with the much bigger paper when you don’t have such origami experience. You have to know that smaller sheets are hard to work with because of the detail needed in folding the steps of the crane.

Those origami cranes appear pretty folded form the patterned paper though you could look for a lot easier one to practice folding the model that has a subtle solid paper first. There are times that it may be difficult to see those creases when folding dark or such busy patterned papers.

You may start with a crane that is made of 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper which is cut into 8.5 inch x 8.5 inch square. You must make a square origami paper when you like to learn the easy method for making squares from 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper.

An important thing to do is to create a square base. Place the paper with the colored side up. You should fold this in half diagonally and open. You should fold this in half along the diagonal the opposite way. You should then turn the paper over its opposite side. What you need to do next is to fold your paper in half, then crease well and then open. You must then fold it again in the opposite direction. Through the use of the creases, you should bring the top 3 corners to the bottom of the paper. You must flatten the model in order to have the square base.

Know that such origami crane is actually made by using the bird base. This bird base is one square base and two petal folds.

These simple instructions must make it a lot easier for you to make a beautiful crane. You can make use of beautiful paper in order to make such lovely origami model and see a really elegant bird. When you know more about the history as well as the meaning of such origami model, then you should look at the different pages where you can learn how to make this.