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【For beginner】Start with making Renzuru in 5 steps[origami]

Let’s fold “連鶴/Renzuru”

five steps for beginner


Welcome to『鶴乃五色/Tsuru-no-Goshiki』!

On this site, I’ve posted how to fold “連鶴/Renzuru” which means connected-cranes are made of only one paper without glue and tape.

On this page, I will introduce how to fold a basic crane, easy models, etc.

There are five steps for beginner.
Let’s fold a crane and connected cranes!

Fold a basic paper crane

Step 1

Let’s fold a basic paper crane

First, let’s fold a basic paper crane!

On other page, there is how to fold a basic paper crane.
I will paste the link down below.

How to fold a basic paper crane How to fold a paper crane a completed crane Let's ma...

How to fold a crane for connected-cranes

Step 2

Let’s fold a crane after making creases

When folding connected-cranes,

Make creases

Cut a paper

Fold each crane

make them in the above three steps.


By making creases before cutting a paper,
It will get harder to tear the paper and get easier to make connected-cranes neatly.

In step 2, fold a crane after making creases.
I will paste the link down below.

How to fold a crane for connected-cranes How to fold a crane for connected-cranes a completed crane ...

【Connected】Imoseyama&Yakanbe

Step 3

Make Imoseyama&Yakanbe

At last, let’s make connected-cranes!

“妹背山/Imoseyama” and “野干平/Yakanbe” are the easiest model of 49 kinds of connected-cranes in the book which is called “秘伝千羽鶴折形/Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata” in 1797.

I will paste the link down below.

How to fold Imoseyama and Yakanbe 妹背山/Imoseyama野干平/Yakanbe Completed Imoseyama and Yakanbe ...

【Original model】Temusubi

Step 4

Let’s make Temusubi

In step 4, Let’s make “手結び/Temusubi” which is original model of this site.

Although a part of being connected with each other is very short, this model is easy to make.

I will paste the link down below.

How to fold Temusubi 手結び/Temusubi Completed Temusubi The diagram of Temusu...

【Connected】Ehiroi

Step 5

Let’s make Ehiroi

In last step, fold “拾餌/Ehiroi” which is one of models in the book –
“秘伝千羽鶴折形/Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata”.

This model is connected with beaks.
Hence it is harder than Temusubi.

I will paste the link down below.

How to fold Ehiroi 拾餌/Ehiroi Completed Ehiroi The diagram of Ehiroi ...

Let’s try to another connected-cranes!



Did you enjoy making connected-cranes?

On this site, I’ve posted how to make about 40 kinds of connected-cranes.
(I’ve been translating this site into English from Japanese little by little.)

Let’s make another connected-cranes!

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