Have you ever heard of The Thousand Origami Cranes legend?
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person’s wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.
Origamis work for me as a therapy. I don’t make them very often but when I do have time I always feel the need to look for DIY stuff and I always end up looking for origamis. They take patience, practice and concentration. I think I might just make use of some old magazines I have in my wardrobe.
This is the best video to learn how to fold Cranes I’ve seen around.
Great video to learn how to fold hearts.
The stars are my favourite! And they’re so easy to make!
Do you have any good tutorials to share?