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Origami Crane

Tag: Origami
I swear I've posted this at least twice in NP's history. But for the life of me, I can't find a backup of it anywhere. So I guess I'll make a crane for the 3rd time. Because no origami "thing" is complete without an origami crane.

Begin:
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Fold it in half, diagonally...
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Uncrease it.

Fold it in half, not diagonally...
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Uncrease it.

Do it again but in the other direction...
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Uncrease it. Now you have crease like these:
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With these creases, if you bring the corners in, it will sort of collapse in on itself like this...
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Flatten it.
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Put the open part at the top like this...
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And fold the upper edges in towards the center...
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Do the same thing on the other side...
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And uncrease them...
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Now, pull the top corner down towards the bottom. With the creases you previously made, it should just fold out like this...
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Flatten it.
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Do the same thing to the other side.
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Fold the bottom edges towards the center.
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Do the same to the other side...
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Fold the top part down on one side. This will eventually be the wing.
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Do the same to the other side.
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Pull one of the bottom appendages up.
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And the other...
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Now make a head...
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And you're done.
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Action shot!
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