The crane is a sacred bird among the Japanese. It is a symbol of purity, honesty, devotion, and prosperity. Flying into the sky in autumn, it goes to where they beings forever. Returning, it brings warmth and hope for the best.
It is believed that if you make a thousand cranes out of paper, then a wish will come true. Let’s check.
Take a 15×15 cm square origami paper and fold it into a basic origami bird shape. With it, you can start making different origami figures.
Turn the cut towards you and fold the right and left corners towards the center, so that they meet.
To do this, first, bend one tip diagonally under the figure, crease the fold line well, and then return it to its original position.
Now, you need to lift the sharp tip by about 45º and insert its base into the crease. Please note that the tip should be between two layers of paper. It turns out to be the tail of a crane.
Similarly, you need to form the neck of a bird. To do this, repeat steps 5 and 6. The tail and neck can be curved at different angles.
Now, for the last step gently pull on the wings to straighten the bird’s back. The crane is in front of you!
This is the most popular, although not the easiest origami. To make a wish come true, there are still 999 cranes left to make!