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Origami Thousand Cranes Kit #N8380
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- Make one Thousand Cranes with this origami kit
- 21 colors of paper
- Kit includes string to make a cascade of cranes!
- 3 inch square paper
- Instruction diagrams included
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***** UPDATE *****
It took us about 7 months for two people to fold the kit of 1,000 paper cranes. I've uploaded pictures of our project so you can get more of an idea of what the kit looks like, and how our project turned out. As far as getting 1000 pieces of origami paper, I do not know of a cheaper/better deal. Undertaking folding a 1000 cranes is a more time consuming project than you might first realize. We each could fold about 20 birds a week, folding a few minutes per day, or an hour total. Between the two of us we could fold about 40 birds per week. We could have maybe done it faster with a larger time commitment, but keep in mind your fingers (not to mention hands, arm, neck, and back) get tired after a while! I think it could make a great project for a larger group (a school or classroom?). I am still as satisfied with the kit 7 months later than I was at the time when we purchased it!
My only gripe (and for me, it's a big one) is that some of the sheets in my kit weren't perfect squares. They weren't majorly off, to be fair, but every little bit counts when you're a perfectionist about the stuff.
I recommend this product- with the stipulation that you don't mind the squares not being perfect squares.
One thing that I didn't expect was that the dye from the paper gets left on my finger, my bone folder, and the box that I'm folding on. Not a big deal, but something buyers should be aware of.
Haven't finished my thousandth yet either. Don't fear buying this one. It was what it said it would be.
Yep - I folded 1000 cranes from the kit, and strung them together. The end result was a lovely rainbow of cranes. The paper is a little small for the beginning folder, but 1000 cranes takes up more space than you think, so the smaller the better. It doesn't take THAT long to become a good folder with the paper size in this kit. The paper is decent quality and easy to fold.
It took a while to fold all 1000 cranes of course, but for me it was a sort of daily meditation. I set a goal to fold a minimum number of cranes every day. In the end, it took about 4 months to complete. I picked up some small charms from a local beading shop to hang on the end of each string.
As previously mentioned, the instructions are in Japanese, but between the diagrams and the pictures on the package, it was no problem.
I don't have the final product anymore - as a spiritual exercise in "letting go", I burned it on a fire about a month after finishing it. I kept the charms, and if I do this again, I will re-use them.
One idea for a 1000-cranes project is to get a list of names together, write each name on the white side of the origami paper, and fold into cranes. After 9/11, when troops were sent to Afghanistan and Iraq, I got together with some friends and we did this as a tribute to those lost in the war, with the names of the first 1000 American casualties. This could be done as a tribute/memorial to just about anything.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I haven't finished the cranes yet but I have to say that I absolutely love this kit. I actually ended up using this kit for my college statistics project and earned an A+ (My... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amy 62
The paper is not perfectly square. It's off by a tiny tiny bit, less than half a millimeter but if you're folding cranes, you're probably somewhat of a perfectionist and it's going... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jonathan P.
It was missing five sheets of one color. I'm really unhappy about this. Since it's intended as a gift, I had to buy a second set just to have enough to finish the thousand cranes. Read morePublished 7 months ago by soledad
It took a while longer than I hoped to receive this, but it was well worth the wait. Beautiful 4 packs of 3inch origami paper. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Donna DM Yates
Paper size is very small, also directions are all in Japanese and difficult to follow. I made about 4 cranes, they all looked like deformed versions of the loch ness monster with... Read morePublished 8 months ago by JimmyJammy
I ordered five of these kits. One package arrived open & was missing paper. A second package was missing the string with beads.
The paper was easy to fold. Read more
Amazing way of teaching me patience and being beautiful at the same timePublished 11 months ago by Dwayne Johnson