Step one: Fold your paper in half so that the opposite corners meet. You should have a right triangle like the one pictured.
Step Two: Unfold your paper and fold the other corners just like in step one. Flip your paper over so when you lay it down, it is shaped like a pyramid. Your paper should look like this.
Step Three: Fold the paper in half in the middle. Do this on both sides.
Step Four: Unfold and lay flat.
Step Five: Turn your paper so it looks like a diamond. Take a the right or left corner and fold it into the bottom corner.
Step Six: Now do the same to the opposing corner so it meets up at the bottom corner.
Step Seven: Gently press down the remaining paper so it is a smaller square.
Step Nine: Do the same to the back so it looks like a kite.
Step Ten: Fold the top part of your "kite" down.
Step Eleven: Unfold your paper and bring the sides to the middle.
Step Twelve: Do that to both sides (front and back) and your paper should now look like this.
Step Thirteen: Fold both sides up at an angle, then unfold.
Step Fourteen: Fold both sides into the body of the crane. *Please excuse my ugly nails!*
Step Fifteen: Fold one of the corners that you made in step fourteen. Unfold it, then tuck it into itself to make a head.
You have now completed your origami crane!
- 4x4 in. paper