Origami paper for beginners: 10 easy schemes
Origami is perhaps one of the most versatile hobbies in the world, because it is difficult to find someone to whom it does not fit. For children, this is such a necessary development of fine motor skills, accuracy, perseverance, mindfulness and logical thinking. For adults - a very simple and affordable way for everyone to relieve stress, relax, escape from the routine and switch. Even if for the first time you look at a sheet of paper with thoughts to make something out of it - it does not matter! We have already prepared some simple schemes for beginners!
1. Origami swan
Take a square white sheet, mark one diagonal and bend the upper and lower corners to it. Fold the ends of the corners in the opposite direction, fold the part in half and put it on the table, like an open book. From the long elongated corner, form the neck and head of a swan. Make a beak by bending the tip of your head back and forth, and then draw a swan's eyes.
2. Origami paper bunny
Fold a square sheet of paper in half and mark the middle of the triangle. Bend its base a little back, and then wrap up triangles-ears. Turn and hide the upper and lower corners of the square so as to form a muzzle, and color it.
3. Origami whale
Take a gray or blue square, mark the diagonal and bend the bottom fragment to it. Turn the workpiece over and bend the upper and lower (already folded) parts to the middle. From the top, rotate another small corner to form the back, turn the part over again and make the tail of the whale.
4. Fox from paper
Mark the diagonals of the square and fold it in half into a triangle. Bend the corners of the base up to get a small multi-layer rhombus again. On one side, bend the corner and unfold it so as to form a muzzle with ears. Now you only need to draw a nose with eyes and bend the tail so that the fox can stand.
5. Origami flower
Fold a square sheet of paper in half horizontally and tuck the top corners to make an isosceles triangle. Bend the corners of the base of the top layer up, slightly at an angle to the middle, and do the same on the other side - you get a square. Bend its side corners to the middle from all sides, straighten and slightly inflate the figure. Form the petals and adjust the bud manually from all sides.
To make the flower stem, take the green square, mark the diagonal and fit the side corners to it. Repeat the action for the lower part, and then again - to get a thin rhombus, as in the diagram. Turn the lower elongated part up - this will be the stem of the flower, and the wide one - bend and fold into a leaf.
6. Origami paper dove
Square sheet fold diagonally and unscrew the corners at the base of the triangle up. You will get a rhombus that needs to mark the middle and side verticals, as in the diagram. Hide the side corners of the rhombus inward, fold the part in half and turn over.
On both sides, lift up the future wings of the pigeon and give them shape. Fold the trapezoid body so that the tail goes down and spread your wings. It remains only to bend the head-beak on the neck, and the messenger of peace is ready!
7. Paper clapper
A paper clapper is folded from a rectangular sheet - you can even from a double copybook. Wrap all four corners in the middle and fold the part in half into the trapezoid. Wrap the corners of the trapezoid down and fold in half again - you get a volumetric triangle. It must be taken at the sharp end and shaken sharply so that all the air out of the figure comes out with a characteristic pop.
8. Origami paper frog
Mark the diagonals, center vertical and horizontal of a square sheet of paper. Fold it in half and bend the corners inward, as in the diagram, to make an isosceles triangle. Wrap the corners of the upper layer to the middle, half-fold back and flip the figure.
Fold the triangle into a rhombus, bend its side corners to the middle, and then spread the upper one into another triangle. Turn the lower part (legs) up and down with the accordion, as in the diagram, turn the toad over and see how it jumps when you press it with your finger.
9. Origami mouse
Mark the diagonal of the square sheet and bend the upper and lower corners to it, and then fold them back and forth to the middle again. Spread the rhombus, as shown in the diagram, and wrap its corner down. In the opposite direction, turn away the corner of the main rhombus, and then bend the edges again.
Turn the figure over and straighten the protruding triangles into the ears of the mouse. Bend the long triangle twice into the mouse tail and tuck it so that the figure can be put on the table. It remains only to finish the muzzle with eyes and nose.
10. Paper crane
Origami crane making a beginner a little more difficult, but quite possible. Fold the square of the paper diagonally twice to make a small triangle, and place it “book” down. Expand the top layer in a square and turn over, as in the diagram. Turn the trapezoid on the back side and place the second triangle in a square “book” down.
Bend the lateral corners of the upper layer back and forth to the middle and turn it into a long elongated rhombus, and then do the same on the other side. Wrap the side corners to the center, as in the diagram, and bend the long "legs" to the sides - this will be the neck and tail. Form a head on the neck and finally spread the wings of the crane.