Crane Step-by-Step

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Step 1. Start with a piece of paper, white side up.
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Step 2. Fold and unfold the paper in half horizontally and vertically; and then diagonally both ways.
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Step 3. Collapse the paper into a preliminary base.
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This is what a preliminary base looks like.
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Step 4. Fold the points so they meet at the middle and unfold. Turn paper over and repeat on the other side.

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Step 5. Fold a petal fold. Repeat on the other side.
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Step 6. Fold the sides to the center so they decrease the size of the paper. Repeat on the other side.

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Step 7. Fold a precrease to prepare for a reverse fold.
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Step 8. Reverse fold using the precreases to form the head and the tail. Make sure to notice the size as you shape the head and tail. If you don’t like the shape, you can always change it slightly.
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Step 9. Reverse fold again to complete the head, but make it smaller than the size of the tail.
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Step 10. Fold the wings down, as far as they can go without ripping the paper.

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Completed Crane!