Post # 1
I bought some fishing wire from walmart to string up my paper cranes [I’ve only made 50 so far] but I’m really curious to figure out how to string them without the wire getting tangled. I want to string them up 7ft long. Does that mean I have to start out with a cut of wire that long? Or can I use shorter pieces and then tie them together. Any advice will be much appreciated!!
Post # 3
I would probably do a long piece, because tieing them together might be annoying. With the long piece, you can make a knot, string through a crane, and then make another knot where you want the next one to sit (unless of course you want them all touching!)
Edit – I knew I spelt tying wrong, it looked weird haha
Post # 4
1 long piece will be much easier than tying together short pieces.
Post # 5
Lol thanks for your responses but wont the one long piece get tangled?
Post # 6
can someone please help me. What type of paper for the paper cranes and how big and where did you get it???? thanks so very much
Post # 7
Are you talking about the cranes getting tangled in storage with the string? The easiest way (I think) is to get a piece of cardboard for each one and to wind the string around the cardboard, taping it to the back.
As far as them getting tangled as they hang, I think it depends on how you’re using them. In an area of high-traffic, maybe. But in general, I think they’ll be okay.
@cfulhage: You can use any type of paper to make paper cranes; it just needs to be square (and obviously, you don’t want to use paper that’s too thick or it will be too difficult to fold). The size of the square that you start with affects the size of a crane. An 8.5×8.5 piece of paper will make a crane that I think is roughly maybe 6″ in wingspan (?)–you can always experiment by cutting down an 8.5×11 sheet.
Most papers will work–copy paper, newsprint, construction paper…If you want traditional origami paper, just google it and I’m sure sites will come up (I don’t know of a particular “source” that’s good).
Post # 8
i hope its not your last post – looking forward to seeing pics of the final product 🙂
Post # 9
@JennyW1: I was actually talking about it getting tangled while I’m in the process of stringing it.. but thanks for the tip cos I hadnt even thought about it getting tangled in storage.
@eloping: Thanks! I will definitely post them when I’m done then.
@cfulhage: I used 24lb paper from staples colored paper from staples and a similar weight paper from paperandmore. The paper was standard 8.5 x11 and I cut it down to 8.5 x8.5
Post # 10
The easiest way to prevent tangling while working on it is to make a loop at the top of the fishing line , tap a little nail into the frame at the top of the door, hang the line on that and work standing up. When you are finished one, wrap it around cardboard as suggested and tape the end in place.
Post # 11
@julies1949: Awesome idea!! thanks alot for that.