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How to make an origami crane that flaps it's wings!

This is a slight variation of a traditional origami piece that everyone should learn to fold! It's simple, too!

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Start by folding the paper in half on both diagonals.

Start by folding the paper in half on both diagonals.

Then turn the paper over and fold the paper in half vertically and horizontally.

Then turn the paper over and fold the paper in half vertically and horizontally.

It should end up like this.

It should end up like this.

Fold the left and right corners to the center (top layer only!)

Fold the left and right corners to the center (top layer only!)

Do the same with the other side.

Do the same with the other side.

Fold the top point down along the folds from last step.

Fold the top point down along the folds from last step.

Turn the paper over.

Turn the paper over.

Do step 7 again.

Do step 7 again.

Unfold until you come back to this.

Unfold until you come back to this.

Do the same with the other side too. This is the model after you have done these folds.

Do the same with the other side too. This is the model after you have done these folds.

Make sure the top has 3 points.

Make sure the top has 3 points.

Fold the right "leg" to the right!

Fold the right "leg" to the right!

You have made the neck+head of the crane!

You have made the neck+head of the crane!

Do the same thing on the left side as you did with the right, but don't make another head.

Do the same thing on the left side as you did with the right, but don't make another head.

You made the tail of the crane! Almost done!

You made the tail of the crane! Almost done!

The crease should end up along the crane's neck.

The crease should end up along the crane's neck.

Fold the "feet" (there's not really any guidelines for these folds)

Fold the "feet" (there's not really any guidelines for these folds)

CONGRATULATIONS! You made a crane! . .

CONGRATULATIONS! You made a crane! . .

I hope you had fun making this! Show your friends!

  • 1.0 Square piece of paper