When I heard the story of Sadako Sasaki a few years ago, I was inspired to try folding 1000 cranes myself. I started off doing fairly large cranes, but soon realised that it was going to take a fair bit of space to store 1000 big cranes, so they eventually got smaller until I was folding them all the size you can see in the top picture. At that size, I can make about 40 out of one sheet of A4 paper.
I eventually reached my goal of 1000, but by that point I had become addicted, and didn’t want to stop. I set myself a new target of making one crane for every day I have been alive. Unfortunately, I have lost count of how many I have made so far, so I am in the process of recounting, but I think I am somewhere around the 4000 mark.
For storing the cranes, I have found that 1000 just about fit into a 2 litre pop bottle with the top cut off; the pictured bottle is 1000 cranes I have counted out, and the bag contains the cranes I have yet to count.
I’ll probably continue to post my progress on here from time to time, so I can track my crane count :)