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How to fold a basic paper crane

How to fold a paper crane

How to fold a paper crane


Welcome to『鶴乃五色/Tsuru-no-Goshiki』!

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

If you’re interested in Renzuru, you should check them out!

I will introduce how to fold a basic paper crane on this page.


recommendations

【size】a 15x15cm paper

If you haven’t made a paper crane or will make it for the first time in a long time,
I recommend that you use a bigger paper!

Completed crane

Make a paper crane

(1)
Fold the paper in half diagonally.

(2)
Fold the paper like this picture.

(3)
Fold the bottom left to the top right.

(4)
Fold the paper like this picture.

(5)
Unfold the flap halfway.

(6)
After unfolding the flap like this picture, open the edges a little in the direction of the arrows.

(7)
Open the edges like this picture.

(8)
Put the top point and the bottom point together.

(9)
Put them together like this picture.

(10)
Make creases at the top left and the top right while holding the bottom point.

(11)
After making creases, it looks like this picture.

Turn the paper over as it is.

(12)
Put the paper like this picture.

Fold the top left flap to the right to make a crease at the dotted line.

(13)
Unfold the top right flap halfway.

(14)
Unfold the flap like this picture.

(15)
Open the edges a little.
Then put the top point and the bottom point together.

(16)
The bottom corner will be easy to slip out of place when making creases at the top left and the top right.

(17)
Sometimes, the inside paper slip out of place outwards.

(18)
If the inside paper slip out of place outwards, line up the corners and the edges like this picture.

(19)
Then make creases at the top left and the top right while holding the bottom point.

(20)
After making creases, it looks like this picture.

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