Luckily for me, there are hundreds of websites with detailed origami diagrams – some even have videos – and with their help I was able to make some things that are definitely not cranes. I don’t know these new folds by heart yet, but they were both pretty easy.
I’m getting a slow start compared to some of my online friends who are really talented artists, but my first things for Thing-A-Day 2012 are some origami sea creatures.
I remember, back in Grade 5, having to make hundreds of paper cranes to decorate the stage for our Christmas pageant, because our theme was “peace” and we’d just read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes in English class. I got so good at it I could make them with my eyes closed, and every now and then when I come across a square of paper, I start folding it into a crane. Sadly, cranes are all I know how to make.