There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. Cranes for Cancer's mission is to provide baskets or vases of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits. We've been doing this for about 18 years, but we NEED HELP! You can help by: 1) Donating money for supplies 2) Donating origami paper 3) FOLDING CRANES.
If you know of a person who is in need of 1,000 origami paper cranes, please send an e-mail and we will send your dear friend or family member 1,000 paper cranes of hope and healing.
The Legend of the 1000 Paper Cranes
Instructions for Making Cranes
Friday, July 4, 2008
A number of people have asked where to buy origami paper. I have had great luck at Kim's Crane. They were closed for awhile but have re-opened. There is a link to the website on the bottom left of this page. If you type 1000 into the search field on their website, you will see they have a number of products where you can buy a box of 1000 sheets of paper in a variety of colors for about $9. These sheets may be small for beginners, but they are certainly a good price. They also have some interesting designer paper that is a bit more expensive. Personally, I like to work with the 70 mm (7 cm x 7 cm) which is about 2.75 inches size paper. You probably don't want to do any larger than 4/5 inches. Please feel free to post comments and questions!
Posted by Julie at 4:40 PM