Complexity: simple / medium
This traditional model used a bird base as a foundation. Use a 20 cm (8-inch) square of paper, colored side up.
|Inside reverse fold the left-hand corner, thereby making the crane's head.||By holding the bottom by middle fingers, pull the wings apart by thumbs and forefingers in the direction shown by the arrows. Note the middle point will flatten slightly.||Here is the completed traditional crane.|
Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
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