Origami Crane

The crane (a bird) is a traditional and beautiful origami. The pattern is often included in origami paper packs. There are a few variations, such as the flapping bird; however I like the design linked below because it gives the crane some body and delicate, thin tail and neck.

photo of handmade origami paper cranes

handmade origami paper cranes

The crane is considered to be a mystical and holy creature which is said to live for a thousand years. Different stories state that folding 1000 cranes will grant a wish, eternal good luck, long life or recovery from an illness.

Instructions to make a crane

1000 paper cranes

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