And a whimsical crane:
Mizuhiki is a Japanese paper cord which comes in brilliant colors and can be fashioned into many shapes. Creations like these take some practice for sure, but there are also many simple things you can do.
I found this wonderful video on YouTube. (This is the first time I've tried embedding a YouTube video into my blog, so I hope it works)
We carry many colors of Mizuhiki cords as well as inexpensive instruction booklets. Please see: http://www.franticstamper.com/mizuhiki_cord.htm