Cornelia has been wowing us with her incredible Doodles since she first picked up her first 3Doodler pen. Now she's one of our go-to power Doodlers, and we're always eager to share her newest work! A few weeks ago we shared her Origami Crane, and were inundated with requests for a tutorial!

We heard you loud and clear, and so without further ado, here is the how-to for Cornelia's incredible Origami Crane!

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What You'll Need:

(Cornelia also recommends: PATIENCE!)

What You'll Need

1Start with the stencil

Get the stencil here

Print the stencil, and use your DoodlePad or place tape over the stencil to keep the plastic from sticking to the paper. Outline the stencil using Gangsta' Gold.

Cornela's Tip: You can always make your own stencil, or create your own pattern instead of the one on this stencil. You can use whatever colors you like, or make the crane one solid color as well!

Outline the stencil in Gangsta' Gold

2Color inside the lines

Start to fill in areas with different colors. 

Cornelia's Tip: Start with the bright or lighter colors, and then switch to darker colors. The color change from bright to dark in the pen is much shorter than from dark to bright!

Fill in with Diamonds and Pearls
Fill in with Martian Red
Finish with other colors
Detail on colors

Cornelia's Tip: To make the design of your crane as neat as possible, it's essential that your Doodling is very even. Use the "Slow" mode to get the most control. 

Cornelia's Tip: Filling in the colors can be stop-and-go. With each stop, the pen drive will screw back the strand a little bit. With more stopping and starting, the plastic of the strand might get a bit worn from the internal drive and not feed properly. Don't worry though, there's an easy fix! Just give a little twist to the back of the strand to help feed it through the drive, or reverse the strand, snip the end off cleanly and insert it again!

3Assembly Lines

Begin assembly using Gangsta' Gold, or whichever color you used for the outline of the stencil. Start by turning face down the first pentagon, one set of neck and tail pieces, and one set of inner body pieces.

Begin construction

Connect the long edges of the head pieces to form the crane's head.

Connect neck and tail

Add the neck and tail to the inner body parts.

Add to Pentagon
Connect to pentagon

Add the inner body parts to the pentagon.

Add the head to the neck
Connect to body

Add the head onto the neck, then add the other neck piece.

Add the head to the neck
Finish tail

Complete the tail with the second tail part.

Add the inner body parts to the completed neck and tail, then add the last pentagon on top to complete the body.

Cornelia's Tip: You can use the hot air gun or hair dryer to flatten the crane at this point. We'll blow it up to its nice 3D shape later on. 

Add the inner body parts
Finish the inner body
Add the outer body

4Heating Things Up

Use the hot air gun or hair dryer to gently warm the whole body. Slowly and gently start to shape the crane by enlarging hollow space inside the inner body to give it more of a 3-dimensional look.

Heat the inner body
Expand the inner body
Create 3-dimensions

5Take Wing

Using the hair dryer or hot air gun, shape the tail and wings for the final look.

Shape the final form
Shape the wings
Give some curl


Your very own Doodled Origami Crane! 

Finished Crane
Finished Crane

Making your own Doodled crane?

Show us your version of this creative Doodle! Be sure to tag us @3Doodler and Connie at @connie__doodles, and use #3Doodler and #WhatWillYouCreate