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Chain of Cranes decoration!!

Need a new phone charm, wall decoration, or even earrings? Then this is for you!

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You will need:
– Squares of paper
– Scissors
– Thin cardboard

Start off by folding all your squares of paper into paper cranes. Then, cut your piece of cardboard into quite thin strips.
Now, using your scissors, poke them through the hole at the base of one of the cranes, and all the way through to the other side to form a ‘tunnel’.
Next, fold one strip of cardboard in half. At one end is a loop, and the other is two separated ends. Fold each end in a different direction, like so:

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Now, poke the end with a loop into the base of the crane, and pull it through. Repeat this step with the rest of the cranes.

And thats it! You’re done! A chain of cranes, ready to be hung up anywhere you’d like.

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Poetry Paper Cranes!

Me and two of my friends decided to give each other easter presents every year, because we always had great ideas for gifts, and birthdays couldnt come around fast enough! The only condition is that they have to be homemade, not bought.
This year, one of my friends gave me a bunch of paper cranes with poetry and quotes written on them! Its quite a simple concept, yet they look totally cool! So I decided to share the idea with you guys – but my friend thought of it first!

You will need:
– Squares of paper about 10cmx10cm (the amount doesn’t matter, it just depends on how many you want to make)
– A nice pen to write on them with
– Knowledge on how to make a paper crane

Firstly, write the quotes/poems on both sides of each square of paper. Then, simply fold them into paper cranes! Easy, really.

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Cute, aren’t they?

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