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LEADER RESOURCE 2: How to Fold a Paper Crane

Dr. Aaron Quigley, Professor, University College Dublin. Used with permission.

1: Fold along the diagonal.

2: Fold along the perpendicular.

3: Open the left side to form a pocket.

4: The paper looks like this now.

5: Turn over and repeat the process.

6: The paper looks like this now.

7: Fold the left and right sides into the middle. Also fold the top in.

8: Turn over and repeat the process.

9: Open up so it looks like the paper in 7.

10: Pull up the bottom point.

11: The paper now looks like this.

12: Turn over and repeat the process.

13: The paper should look like this.

14: Fold the bottom left and right edges into the middle.

15: Turn over and repeat the process.

16: Fold up the left side.

17: Fold down the top to form a tail.

18: Fold up the right side to form a tail.

19: Viola! The final product!!

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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