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Senbazuru 1,000 Origami Peace Cranes

Folding 1,000 origami cranes, senbazuru, is a tradition that originated from an ancient Japanese legend. The legend claimed that anyone who folded 1,000 paper cranes would be granted either a lifetime of happiness and good luck, or one wish.

Make a Crane Activity

What: Help us make 1,000 cranes! Create a crane and display it in the library! It's fun and easy. Instructions and supplies are available at the display.

1. Write a wish/goal for Spring 2023 on one side of the origami paper.
2. Fold a crane.
3. Add your crane to the box of cranes!
4. Optional: Submit your crane and the completed drawing card to the librarian at the Information Desk for a chance to win one of 5 $15 gift cards. See below for details.

Drawing Details:
The origami submitted must be a crane folded with 6 x 6 paper. Why? So we can add it to the string of 1,000!
Submit the crane and completed card to the librarian at the Information Desk to be eligible for the drawing.
One prize per person. You must be a current Mt. SAC student or employee to win.
Prizes must be picked up at the Library Information Desk within two weeks of your Mt. SAC email notification.
Winners will be able to select a $15 gift card. Choices include Panera, California Pizza Kitchen, AMC, and others as available.

When: Spring Semester
: In the library.