How To Make An Origami Crane- Pt 2 Making the Crane

This is the second part of my origami crane blog post, part one introduced the Inside Reverse fold which is the tricky part of making an origami crane.  In this part I’m going to actually make the crane 🙂

Origami Crane
Take a square of paper and fold it in half horizontally, vertically, and diagonally both ways. Then unfold it and you should have creases in your paper as above.
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Refold the paper in half diagonally, then in half again.
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Open out the first layer slightly, and slide you finger inside.
This origami has become unintentionally naughty sounding, I apologise.
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Continue to open out this top layer.
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Continue…
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Press down and flatten it.
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Turn over and repeat on the other side.
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You should end up with this.
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Position the folded square so that the open end is pointing down, while the folded edges are all at the top. Fold the top left and right sides into the centre.
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Fold the top point down, then unfold again. Turn over and repeat on the other side.
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Unfold and this is what you should have.
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Open out the top layer, pull the point at the bottom of the square to meet the point at the top.
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As you do that you you should gently flatten the left and right sides along the creases created earlier- and you wondered why we were doing all that folding and unfolding!
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Position the diamond so that the open ends are at the bottom and the folded edges are all at the top. Then fold the left and right points into the middle.
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Now it’s time for that Inside Reverse fold in Part One, do an inside reverse fold on the ‘legs’ folding them upwards but inside the rest of the origami.
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Do the same for both ‘legs’
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Do the same thing again but this time fold the right point down to create the crane’s head.
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Look at the crane from above like this, and gently pull it’s wings.
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And you’re done!
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The finish product.
Origami Crane and Swan
My growing paper aviary.