Thursday, 25 September 2014

F-light of Cranes

Colorful origami cranes suspended from a lit-up wooden bark - to bring us eternal good luck! 


Origami as an art is so creatively versatile. With mere paper such awesome figures can be made. I have always been fascinated by it. So in our next project we tried to put our origami skills to test.

We decided to make origami cranes. As per Japanese legend it is said that anyone who folds a 1000 origami cranes, will be granted eternal good luck. Fascinating! So in our pursuit for good luck we started folding square papers to make our 1000 cranes. We used different colored sheets to make our flock of cranes look as colorful as possible.

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To make our origami cranes, we took tutorials from YouTube: it has become such a universal teacher I say. The crane is pretty simple to make – just a few folds here and a few folds there and your paper-folded crane is ready!

After our colorful cranes were ready, we wanted to place them in such a way as if they were in flight. So we hanged each crane from a thick wooden bark with a transparent plastic wire, all at varying heights.

To make the entire look more dramatic, we wound light-streamers to the wooden bark.

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In the day the colors of the flying cranes looks so vibrant & joyous and by night with the lights turned on, the shadows of the cranes peacefully dance away.

Though we did not end up making 1000 cranes, but we still hope that the eternal good luck still comes our way! Amen.

Origami made paper objects can be used very widely to enhance our home d├ęcor. They are quick to make, inexpensive and give or homes a creative flair.