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Hi everybody! Do you have something important to be doing? Would you rather do absolutely anything else other than said important thing? Are you looking for ideas of things to do that is not that important thing? How about this?
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Let's start with a little history lesson, shall we?
In October of 1955, in
First of all, it'll probably be useful if you learn how to do some origami. This handy YouTube tutorial is great for learning how to make a paper crane:
Ok, so you should now be a crane-making expert. Now we need to do that a thousand more times. You can buy special sets of 1000 sheets of origami paper for making Senbazurus from Amazon in a range of weird and wonderful colours to suit your tastes, or you could cut your own to size or use a thousand unwanted Tesco receipts. Up to you. Depending on how quickly you get through the cranes, you should be done all 1000 in a week (super fast) to a couple months (leisurely), so you've got to be sure that you're up for a pretty big undertaking; this isn't just a macaroni painting.
|Do you even fold?|
Pro tip: when folding your thousand cranes, count everything. All the time. And keep the completed cranes in a safe place like a drawer. It's way too easy to lose track of numbers so be sure to count out how much paper you're folding and how many cranes you've completed; there's nothing worse than finishing and finding out you've lost 17 cranes along the way. 983 cranes ain't a Senbazuru, it's a peasly prime of paper partridges. *wipes spit off the computer screen*
Next is the slightly more fun bit: threading. To do that you'll need these:
|You can get bamboo from your local garden centre or panda storage facility.|
|In through the bottom, out through the top. Essentially, you're anally impaling a thousand paper birds.|
|Can cranes goose step?|
|I have waaaay too much spare time.|