How to make a standing origami crane

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standing origami crane


Level Intermediate
Copyright Hyo Ahn

This page is for those who want the instruction to fold a standing origami crane.


This standing origami crane starts from a 8x8 matrix base. The special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are rabbit ear-fold, squash-fold, pleat-fold, petal-fold, inside reverse-fold, and outside reverse-fold.


Before working on this model, you need to know what valley-fold and mountain-fold are. If you know these two folding techniques, then you will have no problem in making origami crane.


If you are ready, then let's get started.


If you find any bugs on this instruction, please send an email to HyoAhn's email.


You may use any kind of paper to fold the origami crane. It is a little easier if the front and the back side of the paper are slightly different whether it be in texture or color.

Make sure the paper that you use is a square (all sides are equal and all the angles equal 90 degrees). The paper I am using here is 15cm x 15cm square one.

standing origami crane: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.


Due to the difficulty of seeing white paper under white background, a black paper is selected to make a black crane.

standing origami crane: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper.


Keep in your mind that the front side is the shinier one.



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How To Make A Standing Origami Crane

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