Adventures in the life of a gorram nerd

1,000 origami cranes

And now for something completely different… origami cranes.

Origami flying cranes 1,000 paper folding

I go to a weekly trivia with some friends. One week, one of the gals brought origami paper and we made little polyhedron ball things. I went home to buy my own paper and while poking around online, I heard the story/legend/superstition that if you make 1,000 folding cranes you get your heart’s desire (or a wish). Since I have so many other projects going, it made sense to start this as well. I bought the paper on Amazon. It’s only 5 cm square.

Origami paper flying cranes 1,000 paper folding

There are 50 sheets of 20 colors. I finished the first color set (blue) and am halfway through the yellow.

Origami flying cranes 1,000 paper folding

As great as they looked on my desk, I bought a vase at JoAnns and they’re living in there. I’m hoping to get 4 sets of colors into a vase and have 5 vases around the house (getting any larger vases seems dangerous).

Origami flying cranes 1,000 paper folding

My goal is to finish these by the end of 2016. The two best responses to this project so far have been “Is your heart’s desire to have 1,000 cranes?” and “I think you can just get it on Amazon faster”.

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