Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a homemade symbol of nature’s love

As anyone who read yesterday’s article will know, the Japanese, or red-crowned, crane is widely regarded as a symbol of love, luck and fidelity. In fact—according to Japanese lore—if a hard working and dedicated individual folds one thousand origami paper cranes, then they’ll be granted a single wish come true or a lifetime of good fortune. So whilst it may be a bit short notice to make the complete set by Sunday, we thought we’d go over some simple instructions on how to fold your own paper version of nature’s bird of love, a perfect gift of (a little) good luck for your significant other this Valentine’s Day.

step 1step 2step 3step 4 - 5step 6step 7step8step 9 -10step 11step12step13step14step 15step 16step17