One incredible son decided that he was going to do something different for his mother this past Christmas. Instead of buying her a gift, he was going to make it. The goal of the Christmas gift project would be to make 1,000 origami cranes and put them in some practical form (he would decide exactly what on the fly). Let the paper folding begin!
He began by purchasing colorful sheets of 8.5×11 paper.
He was able to get 19 usable squares from each piece of paper.
And thus, 19 cranes were made from each piece of paper.
Each crane was teeny tiny, about the size of a nickel.
He settled on folding 200 cranes in each of five colors.
Safely tucking the finished 200 cranes away.
Next, 200 seafoam cranes.
Then, 200 pink cranes.
Then, 200 yellow cranes.
And finally, 200 orange cranes, making 1,000 cranes total.
He decided he was done making things by hand and purchased a fillable lamp to put the cranes inside.
So, by hand, he placed the tiny cranes in the lamp.
By using a measuring tape to make guidelines, he was able to tell how the colors were going to swirl up.
He only put in 10 cranes at a time, so it was a long process.
Slowly, but surely filling.
Miraculously, 1,000 cranes fit perfectly into the lamp.
The finished crane lamp base.
Complete with shade.
Now that’s dedication.
We really hope his mom likes paper cranes.
It’s impressive that he spent so much time folding tiny paper cranes, but it’s even more impressive that 1,000 cranes magically fit into the lamp he decided to buy for her. And if his mother are like the mothers we know, the time he put into it will be even bigger gift. Share this son’s amazing gift with your friends and leave a comment below: