Origami Cranes

Dana Henning
Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

$21/ $19members
material list below

 You’ve seen them, you love them–but do you know how to make them? Master the intricate, ancient art of paper folding to create the famous origami “Flying Crane”. Make one or make one thousand–the faster you fold, the more cranes you can make! Add string to your finished cranes so you can hang them as ornaments or wall art. We will work with scrap paper or basic copy/printer paper to practice, then transition to origami paper for the finished product. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. In modern usage, the word “origami” is often used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat, square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.  You’ll receive a detailed hands-on demonstration and printed instructions. No experience necessary. Best for learners with dexterity and patience or those interested in learning dexterity and patience!

Ages 8 and up are welcome. Kids 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Please register at least 72 hours in advance. Classes may be canceled if enrollment minimums are not met. Cost is per student.


You will be required to purchase your own supplies and bring them to class. If you already have supplies, please feel free to bring and use them. Most of these materials are available at Jerrol’s in Ellensburg:


Origami paper (any size and color) is HIGHLY recommended for a beautiful, finished product. However, simple copy/printer paper is sufficient for practice until you master the technique. Another wonderful substitute is folded sheets of pretty wrapping paper.

A pair of scissors (optional but helpful)

Sewing thread or embroidery thread, any color. Lightweight fishing line will also work fine.

A sewing needle

Origami Cranes