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What is a Peace Crane?

A History of Paper Cranes  

Paper Cranes: A Fun Thing to do to help you share Peace & Love !

Use this easy pattern to make an ORIGAMI PEACE CRANE

A paper crane is an ancient origami pattern that symbolizes health and peace.

Below we have listed some fun craft ideas using the origami paper cranes to spread peace and hope among your own family and friends!

In Japan cranes are often given to sick children as a wish for good health. If you or your school want to do something in a larger scale for PEACE , read about the 1,000 peace crane project. (scroll down for info).

Please: Help keep the world in one PEACE!

Make a Peace Crane

peace crane origami

(pattern below)

Fun ideas to make with the PEACE CRANE:
  • Add a string and make it into an ornament
  • Add a pin back and wear it as a "pin for peace".
  • Hang them from your school backpack
  • Decorate your book covers
  • Make several cranes and string them to make a "peace mobile"
  • Make many and give them to friends as "Peace Gifts"
  • Organize a "thousand cranes project" in your school! Bring it to someone in the hospital! OR Donate it to the 1,000 crane project.

How to make an origami crane:

Start with a perfectly square sheet of paper.

Paper made specifically for origami can be found
at most craft stores. It is usually colored only on one side and comes in plain colors or beautiful patterns

About the 1,000 Crane Project

CRANES are a symbol of peace.

Cranes for Peace began as a project to collect paper cranes that was sent to Hiroshima, Japan for the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in honor of the children.

Maybe you can start a 1,000 Cranes for Peace Project in your school or your town!

A great project for your classroom, too.

free origami crane pattern
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