Hi, I’m Karl, and welcome to You Can Do Better,
the only craft channel on the internet where your results will probably look better than
ours. Today we are making a paper crane, which you should know considering you clicked on
the link saying we are making a paper crane. I’m making mine out of a page I ripped out
of an IKEA magazine, because reduce, reuse, and recycle. And also I’m lazy. So first,
I’m going to start by making a square. Isn’t that lovely. Just…square that. Now take
your big triangle and fold it into a baby triangle. Kay, now you have a baby triangle.
We’re gonna make it into a square base, which is just a fancy, kinda dumb origami word.
So you fold triangle-ness. Then you’re just kinda gonna open that up and kinda smush it.
Isn’t that great? You could do it without the prefolding that I’m doing, where you fold
it to the center and just try and smush it, but it wouldn’t work as well and also it’d
be kind of awkward, and it would just be frustrating. So take the time, do the extra preparatory
folds. That might not be the right word. Anywho, now that you have a lovely square base we’re
going to put the closed side on the top, take one layer, fold it towards the center, so
all of this lines up. Should look like an awkward kite. Do the same to the other side,
because symmetry. Now, you’re gonna take the top, fold it over, and then unfold it. Wow.
Now you’re gonna take the first layer, fold it up to that fold we just undid, smush it,
and fold the sides into the middle. Or however they want to fall, cause why not. Turn it
over. Do the other side! What? So shocking! If you want to make life easier for yourself,
you can actually use origami paper because it actually is nice. Okay. Now that you have
this, you’re going to take the first layer, fold it into the center, just get the points,
like that. Fold the second layer. Okay. Now, we have these things, that are separated,
and these things that aren’t. The things that aren’t are the wings. The things that are
are its head and its butt. So, here’s the tricky part. Open it up, you just flip it
up, and then just kinda fold it in half. And do the same to the other side. Oh, this one
doesn’t want to work. Those are not even. Give me a minute. Okay, then, since I suck
at folding, these little doodads, just kind of chop them off. This is not actual origami.
But actual origami is really hard to get perfect because paper is a b*tch. Okay, then you’re
gonna take one of them, that you want to be your head, and just fold it and smush it.
Ha, this is an ugly crane. Then, you’re gonna pull the tail out, put the head out, fold
the wings down. And you have a paper crane. Yours will look better than this. But anyway,
go out and populate the world with paper cranes. Bring joy to people’s lives. Have a nice day!