Crane

 

Traditional elegance

The classic crane is an elegant model that is also easy to fold.

Paper 5-20 cm is a suitable size. The lenth of the model is about the width of the paper. The crane is suitabel for paper in great colours and patterns.

The instructions first shows a versions with few illustrations, only enough to track the creases. Afterwards a longer version includes technique at each step.

See also weekly fold 2008-44.

Brief instructions

Marking diagonal and book folds

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Square base and bird base

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Neck and tail

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Head and finish

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Extended instructions

Diagonal fold (becomes head and tail)

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First book fold

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Second book fold

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Collapse to square base

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First wing

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Second wing

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Head and tail

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Head

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Wings

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Finished

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Crane

** Symbol on peace and happiness. See 1000 cranes og fold of the week 2008-44.
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