This is a repost of something I posted on Xanga on 3/30/2011.
Back in 2010, a friend from high school posted this link on my Facebook wall. I asked her why she shared it with me, and she said that the article reminded her of me because I used to fold tiny paper cranes.
Determined, I decided to see what I could do. That night I used a 0.5” by 0.5” piece of paper to fold a crane, using my fingernails because I didn’t have tweezers. The one pictured below is my second paper crane. It took fifteen minutes to make. The first one took a little longer but didn’t come out as well.
That is the tip of my left index finger, in case you were wondering what it could possibly look like. And yes, those are my initials. I put them there because I shared these photos on Facebook.
A few weeks later I decided to make miniature paper stars. I know that’s not the best picture, but it’s hard getting clear pictures of such tiny things. The smallest ones (blue and white) are 3 mm at the widest part.
I thought it would be nice if I had a 1 inch tall glass bottle with a cork stopper to put the stars in. I would call it “The Magic Bottle” even though there really isn’t anything magical about it.
I tried making a tiny iris also out of a 0.5” by 0.5” paper, but it didn’t work because there are too many folds that become thick too quickly. It might work if I had really really thin paper. Maybe I’ll try tissue paper.
There’s more coming!