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Step one: Fold your paper in half so that the opposite corners meet. You should have a right triangle like the one pictured.

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 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 Three: Fold the paper in half in the middle. Do this on both sides.

Step Four: Unfold and lay flat.

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 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 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 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 Nine: Do the same to the back so it looks like a kite.

Step Ten: Fold the top part of your "kite" down.

Step Ten: Fold the top part of your "kite" down.

Step Eleven: Unfold your paper and bring the sides to the middle.

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 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 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 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.

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!

You have now completed your origami crane!

  • 4x4 in. paper