You will need a square piece of paper. Origami paper is easiest, but you can cut a paper to square if you need to.
Fold the paper in half. One corner to the across from it, to form a triangle.
Fold in half again the other way. Unfold.
Fold in half again, this time to make a rectangle.
Fold the sides of the triangle into itself. Forming a kind of pyramid.
Fold the left open edge into the center and crease.
Fold the right open edge into the center and crease.
Flip the paper over and do repeat on the other side.
It should kind of look like an ice cream cone now.
Lift up the first layer of the bottom corner. A wide mouth will form. Fold by the edges to the middle.
Flip the paper over and repeat on the other side.
Fold the slanted outside edge of the top layer almost to the center.
Flip over and fold the slanted outside edge of almost to the center.
Fold the top point down as far as it goes on both sides. these are your wings. Bring the right half of the front week towards the left. This will cause the neck to pop up from between the wings. Fold the long thin flap, or the neck up. Fold the tip of the neck down to create the head. Repeat this on the left side to pop the tail out, but do not fold the tip of the tail down. Bring the wings up to rest at the crane’s side and you have a perfect origami crane.
Have you ever made an origami crane before?