Did you see Kate’s rainbow Origami Crane Mobile – – amazing! Obviously I wanted to get in on that fun!!
I don’t have a tutorial because there are million sites and books that show you how to make an origami crane. At first I was intimidated, but they’re not that hard. Just follow them step by step and pretty soon you’ll be able to construct a crane without even looking at the directions – really!
You start with a square piece of paper. I used paper sent to me from Loving Paper Etsy Shop – I loved that it was double-sided. The size of paper determines the size of the cranes. I wanted small cranes so I cut my large square paper into 4 smaller squares. Aren’t they so cute?!?
Really so cute – here’s an upclose pic:
So you have all these little cranes and you just string them up on a hoop of some sorts. I hung them by sticking a thread through the top of the crane using a needle, like so:
But let me warn you – – dangling crane are hard to take a picture of! I tried to grab a helper, but she was wiggly which wasn’t working….
And then I tried to hold it out myself, but I had my 50mm lens on my camera and so I couldn’t back up enough – my arm wasn’t long enough…
And so I tried to take one of the cranes in their permanent home above my craft table – but we all know the lighting is awful in my basement:
So that’s what you get – oh well!!
One more little origami project coming up later today….
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
This is so cute! Love the paper you chose.
WOW! Looks great! I would not mind having one in my bedroom 🙂