How to Fold a Paper Crane

Want to learn how to fold the origami crane featured in Sket Dance? Below, I will illustrate how to in 12 easy steps.

If you know how to fold the normal crane, you can skip to step 10 straight away. Shall we begin?

Step 1:
Grab a square sheet of paper.

Step 2:
Fold into half.

Step 3:
Unfold and do the same for the other side and you should get creases like this.

Step 4:
Flip the paper, fold and unfold diagonally into half for both sides.

Step 5:
Bring in the side corners while bringing the top down.

Step 6:
And it should look like this.

Step 7:
With the open side pointing down, fold the flaps towards the center.

Step 8:
Flip the paper over and do the same for the other side.

Step 9:
Fold the top flap down and the same way in the other direction.

Step 10:
Place the paper on your palm…

Step 11:
…open up one side and lift the flap from the bottom, folding it up while bringing in the sides. Flip and do the same and…

Step 12:
Done! Pretty cool isn’t it?

Crane-san needs a playmate!

That’s all folks! Enjoy your origami crane!

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