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CRANE traditional model

 

Use a square of paper, colored side up.

 
 

 
  1 Fold into a triangle. Unfold. Fold other triangle. 2 After turning over, fold rectangle . Unfold. 3 Fold other rectangle. 4 Push down to form square. Look at next step.  
         
 

 
  5 Like this. 6 Preliminary base. Fold all layers inward like a kite. 7 Mountain fold top triangle. 8 Open out side layers.  
         
 

 
  9 Lift top layer only to form diamond. 10 Lift top layer only to form diamond. 11 Diamond is complete. Turn over... 12 And repeat step 10.  
         
 

 
  13 Fold the bottom sloping edges to the middle and repeat on the back thereby making narrowed legs. 14 Reverse fold for neck and tail. 15 Reverse fold for head. 16 Open out the wings. Gently spread wings apart to round out the body; or blow into the hole underneath.  
         
 

 
 
17 Completed Crane.
 
         
           
  Diagrammed by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov      
           
 
 

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