inspired by : paper cranes and cradles

posted on: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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When you were in school did you learn how to fold paper cranes? We did, but I'm sure I don't remember how any more. I think it's time to brush up on my skills -- these delicate bird forms add such simple elegance to a space with just a few folds of paper.

Whimsical crane mobile, approx $24.20 AUD or $25 USD by Spare Bedroom Studio on Etsy.

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Also, with all that has happened in Japan lately it would be lovely to have a crane making party with wee ones to raise funds. I love hearing little stories about children getting involved in big issues, I think getting involved in these ways can give kids a sense of empowerment at times where they may otherwise feel helpless.

Have your kiddos been getting into the origami already? And would you fancy cranes or paper mobiles in your wee one's space?

15 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet idea for a mobile. And what a great fundraiser idea!

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  2. Hi Bron,
    On my way to bed, saw your post and had to answer,at my daughter her school they learned how to make origami birds and sold them as a donation for the Japan disaster. I think it is a great way of helping a good cause and being creative! She made me 3 yesterday, now I need to know how to make them.
    Off to bed now, night night!
    Maureen

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  3. I love that you posted this today! I just saw this from Carter's here in the states...
    "For every crane you make, we will send an article of clothing to the children of Japan."

    http://www.carters.com/Cranes-For-Kids/cranes-for-kids,default,pg.html

    They even have instructions on how to make them for those like me who don't know!

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  4. I set up a project called 1000 cranes/1 wish last month. Initially it was created to grant a wish for our city of Christchurch, New Zealand which was hit by a destructive earthquake last month and flattened our city centre but it's now extended to include northern Japan after the devastation of the tsunami. If anyone would like to contribute, I would love to receive your cranes. You can find more info here: http://lilmagoolie.com/2011/03/17/1000-cranes-1-wish/

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  5. I love these cranes! I would love to learn how to make them! They are so cute and sweet :)

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  6. What a sweet idea! Im going to send this over to my friend who just had a baby. She will love it! happy day
    Kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting a super fun 3 winners GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in :)

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  7. Adorable. Love the idea of a crane-making party!

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  8. love a crane making party! could be a great theme for a birthday!

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  9. When we were in Florence a couple of days ago there was a group of japanese women selling cranes to raise funds. they were so so pretty. I never did learn how to make them though :(

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  10. aaaaww such a cute picture!

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  11. I can finally see the post! Lovely inspiration!

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  12. Loving all the crane appreciation and also thanks to Marla and Maddie for their fundraising links!

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