M&I have started folding cranes for our paper crane lamp. I admit that I am not great at origami. Often the instructions lose me and I fold a wrong way and end up with a piece of paper with neat creases instead of a flower, or panda, or frog, or whatever I was hoping to make. When I got started I was excited to find this incredibly clear step by step tutorial for folding paper cranes. After a few cranes I am now able to use one of the many one page set of instructions to jog my memory although I almost don’t need the reminder. M of course was more able to hit the ground running with the abridged directions. We are using a paper lamp shade we got from IKEA as the base and plan to hot glue our flock onto the shade. I wish we had this many cranes folded! This picture is by flickr user terran0925.

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