We are doing world history and read the book, 1000 paper cranes. Here are some of the creative ones we made our selves. We didn't have traditional origami paper and just used what was available, that is why you see red, white and blue cranes as well as star studded cranes.
My oldest was not to be out done and made this ginormous crane out of news paper. He now flies proudly in our dinning room.