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Hand in hand let’s fly together,
Where dreams and happiness live forever.

I folded 9 cranes connected by their wings from a single piece of paper. I had a strip of paper about 8.4mm wide, and cut slits on either side 8.4mm apart. See the process work here

Generally with miniature origami, there is the great challenge of preventing the delicate little piece of paper from being damaged by the moisture of my hands; and in this case I needed to touch the paper A LOT, so I had to wipe them often. Making a single crane in this strand (particularly ones in the middle) takes much more patience then making one individually because I of the interference of the other attached cranes/paper squares, and I have to ensure that I do not accidentally detach the paper while folding (while cutting the slits, I left about 1mm at the ends).

See the scale reference here

This actually takes much greater patience than folding Born from the Cell

Straight from the camera and untouched, taken Nov.16, 2009 with an Olympus FE-340 on macro mode using natural light. I taped the other end of the cranes to a raised surface, and I had to fiddle around with the position in order that none appeared faced down or in some other awkward position; as well to get the blur. The background is a picture of the sky on my computer screen :o)


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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful…they actually look like they are flying away…

  • fall2earth
    fall2earthabout 5 years ago

    Just incredible!

  • Thank you!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • cherokee29
    cherokee29about 5 years ago


  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 5 years ago

    incredibly tiny! fabulous!!

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 5 years ago

    and there they go………………………….whoosh……………………..

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 5 years ago

    Awesome just wonderful

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    Amazing!!! XO

  • Ryleigh
    Ryleighabout 5 years ago

    This is amazing! So well crafted and shot, you are very talented.

  • mobii
    mobiiabout 5 years ago

    That is so cool Mui-Ling. I wish I had your patience.

  • tego53
    tego53about 5 years ago


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