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The 1,000 Origami Crane Project

There is a very old Japanese legend that says if you make a thousand origami cranes a wish will be granted you and you will receive good luck. In Japan they often will give cranes or even 1,000 cranes as gifts to couples getting married or to newborn children . This insures a long, healthy and prosperous life.

It seems like a fun project and seeing as I love Origami I will do this. Not sure how long it will take me but on this page you can stay updated on my progress. I started the project on April 19, 2010










Update on how long it takes: I takes me about three minutes to do 1 crane and if I focus I can do 20 in an hour. So, the whole project should take about 50 hours of work.

I officially finished this project by making the 1,000th origami crane on June 29th, 2010 I have a youtube video showing me make the last one. This is not a typical video, it is quite funny in that things don't always go as planned even when simply trying to make an origami crane :) The 1,000th Origami Crane video

1000 Cranes on shelves

Can you fold 1,000 origami cranes? You sure can! Andy did it. And this is a picture of them. And you don't need official origami paper. You can use beautiful and colorful magazine paper.



If you want to do the 1,000 crane project amazon.com has inexpensive kits:



Note from Will: The directions are in japanese but easy to follow. If you have trouble you can just view my tutorial with video on how to fold an Origami Crane



Origami Paper

Origami Paper, 1000 sheets, 2 3/4 inches square ( 7 by 7 cm, or about 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches )



April 19, 2010 - I have started out with 20 Cranes - a long ways to go!!

20 Origami Cranes

April 21, 2010- 61 Cranes

61 Origami cranes

April 24, 2010 - 124 Cranes

124 Origami Cranes

April 27, 2010 - 174

174 Origami Cranes

April 30, 2010 -- 199

199 Origami Cranes

May 4, 2010 -- 238

238 origami cranes


May 8, 2010 --272

305 Origami Cranes


May 9, 2010 -- 305


May 16, -- 455

455 cranes


May 26, 2010 -- 600

600 cranes

June 10, 2010 --825

825 cranes



June 21, 2010 See the count



Origami paper

Origami Paper, 1000 sheets, 2 3/4 inches square ( 7 by 7 cm, or about 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches )


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