How to Fold an Origami Crane – Slow & Step By Step

How to Fold an Origami Crane – Slow & Step By Step


Now before we get started, we invite you
to make and enjoy a cup of matcha while you make your origami crane. It’s very
relaxing and a meditative sort of activity. To make an origami crane, you
want to start with a square piece of origami paper. Start by taking the color
side up and folding the bottom corner to the top corner and make sure to use your
finger and get a sharp crease. Next, you’re going to turn the paper and again
take the bottom corner and take it all the way to the top corner and get a
sharp crease. At this point you’re going to have two folds in the paper. Next, turn the paper over so you have the
white side up. Now you are going to take the two bottom corners and fold the
paper in half. up to the two to the top corners and line them up perfectly. Get a
sharp crease. Next, you’re going to turn the paper and you’re going to do the
same thing take the two bottom corners and fold the paper in half, make sure to
line the the bottom corners to the top corners perfectl,y and get a sharp crease.
Now with the color side down you’re going to fold all four corners up to the
top to meet. It’s important that the color side of the paper is facing down
on the counter and that the white (solid) side is up. This is how you fold it. Bring all
four corners and make sure they line up perfectly. Then fold it in half once
you get the corners to line up then make sure to fold down the center and then up
the sides so that you have a nice crease. Now, when you look at the paper one of
the tips is going to be open like this, and then the other one is going to be
closed so you want to make sure that the open part is facing toward you when you
continue to do the folding. You’ll see you have four flaps and then the open
bottom and the closed top. Make sure again with the the part that is open is
facing you facing down. The next fold is called a kite fold, you’re going to take
just one of the flaps and fold it in to the center, but you want to leave a tiny
gap. You don’t want to fold it all the way to that center line, you want to
leave just a little bit of space right here, and then do it again on the other
side. Again leaving a tiny bit of space so they the two flaps should not meet in
the middle. Make sure to get a nice sharp fold on
both sides. Now just to repeat that again with the open side down you do two kite
folds with two of the flaps and just make sure to leave a tiny bit of space
in the middle. Then next you’re going to take the top triangle and fold it
down over those two kite folds. Now you have your two kite folds and then you
take the top and fold that down on top and get a nice sharp fold. Now when
you’re ready you’re going to turn it over to the other side without any folds
and do two more kite folds again leaving a tiny gap in between the two kite folds. Once you have a nice sharp fold you’re
going to open them back up and then you’re going to take the top piece of
paper so separate them at the bottom and then you’re going to open the whole
thing up and take it to the top. Then push in these creases and push the paper
to meet in the middle. Now fold it down and then you’re going
to turn it over turn the whole thing over again. Open up that triangle and then open up the two other kite folds, and again take the top piece of paper and pull it
up to the top and fold in together on top of each other with the color side
out right down the middle. Now when you pick it up you’ll see that you have the
two legs that move and then the top is all connected. You want to keep the
open part the two legs facing down (toward your body). Put it back down and you’re going to do
two more kite folds. You’re going to take the flap and fold it to the center, and
do the same thing on the other side. Do another kite fold get everything lined up, get a nice sharp fold. Now again I’m just going to show you by opening this up
again and showing you’re just doing two more kite folds, get a nice sharp fold
with the one flap, not both just the one. Again on the other side and then
when you’re ready you’re gonna flip the entire thing over keeping the open part
of the legs facing down and do the same thing again on the other side. Two more
kite folds. Now once you get them all lined up, its really important to line
them up, and get a nice sharp fold. You are going do the other side. Now you’ve just
done four kite folds in total, and you’ll have the two legs and the top part will
still be closed. Next you’re gonna fold the two legs
up and get a nice crease. You want a sharp crease on these and then you’re
gonna take them back down after you’ve got the crease, and hen t you’re going to open
up the side. You’ll see that the crease you just made is right there and
you’re gonna reverse fold up that leg. You want to fold that leg up into the
fold that you have above and then do the same thing on the other side. You’re
gonna just pull up the leg and reverse fold it and then fold it all together
getting a nice fold all together. It should look like that. Replay: Let me just take it out again and show you again you have the legs open up that flap and you
fold it up together this is called a reverse fold on both sides. Now you’re
left with this will be your head, so you can pull it down however you like and
then you can just do a nice fold for the head. Right here or anywhere is fine.
Then you can pull out the tail and then these are your wings you just fold down your wings. Now the other side and that is it that. That is
the origami crane. Good Job!

3 thoughts on “How to Fold an Origami Crane – Slow & Step By Step

  1. Great tutorial. Very clear instructions. My only problem was that because the work surface is white, it was hard to see when she was working with white side of the paper.

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