1000 Cranes for Cancer- Shadow Question

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1000 Cranes for Cancer- Shadow Question

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Hi everyone. This is my first time here on this board and I wanted to ask you all a question. My student org and I have made over 1,000 origami cranes, using 7 x 7 cm and 10 x 10 cm paper, for a child with leukemia and we would like to donate the cranes to her enclosed in a shadow box.

Does anyone have any experience with this or have recommendations for shadow boxes? We are having a tough time figuring out how big of a shadow box we need in order to contain all of the cranes without it being loose as well.

Thanks!
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Re: 1000 Cranes for Cancer- Shadow Question

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A lot depends on how they'll be arranged in the shadowbox. If you're simply stringing them up and cramming them in, I think something like 18x24" or smaller should be good (that's just an educated guess, as I've never done a thousand cranes myself).
On the other hand, if you want them to be more spaced out, it would be better to use several boxes. (My idea would be to use ten boxes that each have 100 cranes (10 strings of 10 each).) This would require boxes that are about 14" square if my estimate is accurate.
Also, depending on how many were from each size, you could arrange them nicely by stringing them together alternately (one smaller, one larger, another smaller, and so on).
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Re: 1000 Cranes for Cancer- Shadow Question

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I've folded a complete set of 1000 plus about 600 more. It does take a long time depending on how much time you spend per day. It may help to group cranes together to use as markers for progress. For example, I string 25 cranes together (you'd need 40 total) so every 25 I can say, that's another 40th done! Also use fun paper!
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