How to make a paper crane: 8 simple ideas
Paper crane is a symbol of happiness, good luck, faith and struggle for the future. Each Japanese can add it from memory, and the story of the girl Sadako from Hiroshima and her thousands of paper “tsuru” are known all over the world. Now we will figure out how to make a cherished origami figure with your own hands. And at the same time we will tell you what other schemes and variations are!
1. Origami Crane
The classic paper crane is not the easiest origami, but it always looks good. From small colored crafts make jewelry, interior decor and gifts. Therefore, we will begin our experiments with him.
Fold the paper square twice into a rectangular triangle-book. Remember this technique - it is used in many origami figures. Turn the upper layer on both sides into a rhombus, and make a markup on the upper quadrangle.
These folds are needed to lay out the entire top layer according to the scheme on both sides so that all edges and faces coincide perfectly. The finished figure is the standard workpiece for most origami birds. Wrap the lower parts of the elongated rhombus up, make a head, and smooth out the tail carefully so that it is flat and even. Finally, spread the wings of the crane at an angle from the head to the base.
2. Volumetric crane for children
If you need a crane for a child, and the classical scheme is too complicated, then you can make the option simpler. To do this, transfer the blank to a white square - draw a neck, head and beak and paint the corners with black. Indeed, in real life, the crane is not pure white, but with dark ends of plumage.
Cut the head and neck, make notches at the opposite top of the square for the body. Cut the black corners of the paper fringe and carefully twist them with scissors or a pencil. Fold the figure in half, fix it with the notches for the body and hang the crane on a thread.
3. Crane on a stand
From a rectangular sheet of paper you will get an amazing large crane on a stand. From the top square of the rectangle fold a volumetric triangle with its sides tucked inward. Turn the lower part back, like a substrate - we will return to it a little later.
Expand the right side of the upper triangle into a rhombus, shift its lower part up, bend back and turn to the side - exactly according to the scheme. Repeat the completed steps again and turn the workpiece with the rectangular substrate up. Fold it in half, and then - from bottom to top with an ordinary ladder. The main thing is to clamp all the lines well so that the crane is even and neat.
Turn over the parts again and tuck the corners of the main triangle. Shape your neck and head, and secure the bottom with a thin paper tape. For the first time, assemble complex origami from a whole thin sheet or special paper, and when you fill your hand - start experimenting with sizes, colors and textures.
4. Crane with voluminous wings
Such a crane differs from the classic one with voluminous wings-fans - everything is to your taste. They can be beautifully painted with feathers using gel pens or initially painted on paper with delicate watercolor stains. First, follow the standard scheme: fold a square sheet into a volumetric triangle, and turn it into a rhombus.
Form a standard blank for the origami of the bird and flip through its parts: the upper right to the left, and the lower left to the right. The lower part will be your fan wings, so you can fold it in accordion. Form the neck and head of the crane, slightly extend the tail and carefully straighten the figure so that it stands firmly on the table.
5. The carved picture "Crane"
To get a little distracted from origami, take a closer look at the carved paintings. This is a very stylish and elegant technique for pleasant holiday cards and home decor. Take a thick sheet of white paper, felt-tip pens or pens and a brand new sharp stationery knife.
On the back of the sheet with a thin pencil, mark the outlines of the wings and draw the plumage. Cut each feather with a knife and gently bend it outward, creating a light curl. Draw the head and paws of the crane with thin felt-tip pens - the picture is ready!
6. flying crane
Expand the square of the paper with its top down and mark the diagonals according to the usual pattern. Wrap the left vertex to the center and mark the point, and lay the right vertex to the fold line. Turn the figure with the base of the pentagon up and rotate it with an “accordion” to get the triangle out. Fold the figure in half - and you will already see the first outline of the future origami bird.
Then turn the left side with the triangle and turn the corner into an equilateral rhombus. Point the top down and flip the part over again to form wings. Lift the fragments of the upper layer up at a right angle and lay them out in a trapezoid. And then spread it out on both diagonals - so the wings will be much wider and more textured.
Turn the rhombus up and wrap the sides to the middle. Lift the left part of the base up and form a head on a long neck. Lower the right side down, rot, flatten well and lift upward at an angle to make the tail. At the tips of the wings, form small fans for even greater volume and spread them apart.
7. Crane application
Another spectacular flying crane made of paper can be made in the form of an application. To do this, you need colored cardboard for the background and thick white paper for the bird itself. First, draw the body, beak, paws and glue them on the substrate - on PVA or on a double-sided tape.
With wings, there are two ways - to stack them from 4-5 layers or lay out each feather individually. In any case, glue them not on the entire plane, but pointwise on the edges. So the wings will turn out really light and voluminous, and the crane will fly.
8. Crane with a fan tail
A crane with a lush tail-fan is made a little differently - rather according to the principle of a flower. Lay out the already familiar marked-out square of paper like a stand on legs. Re-assemble it along the available lines into a volumetric pentagon with a base on a bend. Then proceed along the beaten track and spread the top layer into a standard elongated quadrangle.
Now is the time to disassemble the blank, rebuild it again according to the scheme, turn over and turn over the “pages” from two sides. Tuck both sides according to the pattern so that a symmetrical part is obtained in the middle. Wrap the rest of the trapezoid and lower the top. Designate the neck with the head, and it remains only to spread the tail and wings with your hands, and put the crane on the table!