The tsuru crane is the most traditional and popular origami model of all. The crane is known as a symbol of long life and peace. You can also make a senbazuru — a bunch of one thousand origami cranes threaded on a string — as a token for a sick person in a hospital.
To support those affected by coronavirus, we would love to encourage as many people as possible to make a tsuru crane at home.
This free project is reproduced with kind permission from the book Origami Flowers & Birds by Mari Ono, published by CICO Books.
Origami Flowers & Birds by Mari Ono, published by CICO Books (£7.99)
Fun and easy for all the family