Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

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Origami for kids step by step. In the given below tutorial we offer you to learn how to make a beautiful White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, a symbol of Japan.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

From ancient times graceful CRANES have been revered by many peoples and cultures. The best man`s qualities — kindness, faithfulness, friendliness were attributed to them. In Japan the bird is loved as people believe it to bring happiness and luck. A beautiful white Japanese crane is considered the symbol of the Land of the Rising Sun.

The love for this marvelous bird was reflected in the national Japanese art — origami. Apropos: the paper craft «crane» is one of the national origami statuettes. The Japanese legend tells that a master, who can manage to make a thousand paper cranes with his own hands, finds happiness as his dearest wish comes true.

It`s a pity, but a very sad story is connected with this legend. A little girl Sadako Sasaki lived in Hiroshima, Japan, in the time when US Air Force delivered an atomic bomb on the town in 1945. Some years later the girl fell ill with leukemia. On hearing the legend about the crane the little Sadako Sasaki made up her mind to create a thousand paper birds. Before her death she managed to make only 664 cranes and was burried with them.

White Paper Crane of Happiness


Making:


1. Prepare a square sheet of paper with the side of 15 cm. Fold the sheet in half bias and unfold.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

2. Fold the sheet in two to make a rectangle.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

3. Then unfold the sheet and fold it in half again but to the other side to make the rectangle again.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

4. Unfold the paper again, fold it in the shape of a triangle bias and unfold.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

5. Due to these manipulations 8 folds will turn out on the paper sheet, which afterwads will help us fold a crane easily.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

6. The sheet should be fold in such a way so that the side middles of the paper square can be folded to each other.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

7. Eventually you`ll have a small rhombus.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

8. Turn the right angle of the rhombus to the center.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

9. Make the same with the left angle.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

10. Fold the upper angle of the rhombus to the center. Clear lines will appear in the places of folds.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, TutorialOrigami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

11. Now fold up the lower angle of the rhombus and turn it by the horizontal crease.

12. Then fold the angle in the opposite direction against the stop.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

13. Turn the ends to the rhombus middle and smooth so that you can have the figure as shown in the photo.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

14. Turn the paper over and do the action of point 6. You will have a new rhombus.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

15. Fold the ends of the workpiece to the center. Make the same on the other side of the rhombus.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, TutorialOrigami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

16. Shift one of the rhombus brinks from right to the left.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

17. Make the same on the second side of the figure. Fold the lower part of the upper layer to the top.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

18. Repeat the action on the other side.

19. You should fold the right side in such a way as if you shift the book. Turn the figure over and make similarly.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

20. Drop the crane`s wings down so that they can be perpendicular to the bird`s head and tail.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

21. Determine the facial and rear parts of the figure. Fold the end of the one sticking to the top «columns» — we get the head.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

22. Push aside the bird`s tail and neck.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

23. Stretch and flatten the hump on the crane`s back.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

24. That`s all! Your handmade origami Crane of Happiness is ready! Now you can create varied crafts in the origami technique.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

Make another 999 cranes so that your dreams can come true.

Origami for Kids Step by Step. White Paper CRANE of HAPPINESS, Tutorial

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