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What do the symbols in origami mean?

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Unified system of universal symbols that is used in the process of folding any piece of paper was invented by Japanese master Akira Esidzava. This system allows you to write down the process of creating any figure in the form of drawings. Sheets of paper Pencil, scissors, ruler This symbol is called "valley fold". It means that the paper needs to be folded according to the direction of the arrow. This symbol is called "mountain fold". This means the paper needs to be folded according to the direction of the arrow as well. This ...

How to make Santa Claus using origami

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Santa Claus made out of paper, this is a simple and original model. Red coat with sleeves, hat with white lapels and huge beard - all made from a single sheet of paper. This flat figure may be placed in a card or envelope together with your Christmas greetings. Embossed details create a sense of depth, and if you place it on Christmas tree it will also look great. Square sheet of colored paper, colored on one side only Adhesive to glue eyes, or a pencil, if you want them drawn. Put a square paper with the white side up and outline the diagonal concave ...

How to make a Christmas tree using origami

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Christmas tree in origami is made of units, at the core of each unit is a simple basic form of "double square". Branches, slender crown and a stable trunk - all built of square pieces of paper. Paper Scissors Glue We need 5 squares to build our Christmas tree: black square size of 6x6 inches (15x15 cm) to create a trunk and 4 green squares of different sizes: 7.8x7.8 inches (20x20 cm), 6x6 inches (15x15 cm), 4x4 inches (10x10 cm) to create a branches, and the smallest square for the top of the Christmas tree, the size of 2.8x2.8 (7x7 cm). ...

How to make a snake using origami

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Most of origami figures we know are made ​​from a variety of pre-made units. Sheet of white paper. Scissors and pencil. Take a square piece of white paper, fold it diagonally. Take the top corners and fold it to let the two edges meet. Fold the same edges so that the two folds meet in the middle of the paper one more time. Now take the short sides of the diamond and fold them in the same way. You will get a diamond with lengthy corner. Bend the short part of the diamond at an angle of 90 degrees. Bend the latest folded ...

How to make basic form of a double triangle in origami

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Let's try to make a basic origami form called "double triangle". This premade basic form uses for making other figures in the art of origami. Square sheet of paper Pencil Ruler Take a square sheet of paper and mark diagonal lines with pencil. Fold the sheet diagonally as shown and turn it over. Bend the sheet in half now, aligning the top and bottom of the sheet. Press on both sides of square, create a triangle as shown on picture. Turn the triangles between each other. You have made a basic form of a double ...

How to make a parrot fish in origami

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Let's learn how to make parrot fish in origami using pre-made unit. Pre-made unit called "fish". A flat work surface. Take pre-made unit called "fish". Fold the sheet in a half along the centerline. Bend the tail of the parrot, it should be an angle of 30 degrees from the center line. Fold the top corner at an angle of about 45 degrees, to make the bird´s head. Bend the tip of the upper pointed corner and tuck it inside. Draw an eye of your parrot with pencil. Wings should be flattened ...

How to keep the dough for sculpting

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We usually bought a regular plasticine for sculpting, but for now i'm doing my own dough for sculpting, it's much profitably because cheaper. Moreover, your own dough will be more elastic and definitely safer than plasticine. You won’t spend a lot of time to knead the dough, it takes only about 20 minutes of your time to make. You can make as much as you want and then just store it in the refrigerator. Plastic bag Any container with a tight lid. If you are going to keep the dough that has been used after doing crafts than you need to separate the dough into a ...

How to make a basic form “Fish” in origami

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Let's learn how to make one of the main base units called "Fish" in origami. This unit is used to manufacture a wide variety of marine life figures in the art of origami. A square piece of paper. Scissors, a ruler and a pencil. Take a square sheet of paper, fold diagonally and then the two sides of the square, also bend along this diagonal. Turn the resulting form on the other side. Align the two vertices of the diamond and mark the fold line. Pull up a pocket and bend the sheet along the vertical diagonal. The same ...

How to make an origami sailboat

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This design is taken from the album of a Japanese author who is an expert in the art of origami or paper folding. In future lessons you will learn all about the basic concepts, notations and techniques used by professional artist in origami. Sheet of paper Ruler and scissors Take a square sheet of paper and fold it diagonally. Fold the two corners along the center line. Now fold the bottom corner, and attach it to the upper corner, mark a horizontal line. Bend two sides one more time, along the vertical ...

How to make dough for sculpting at home

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Playing with clay will contribute to a more rapid and harmonious development of your child. You can either buy clay for sculpting from the store or you can make dough for sculpting at home. The process of making this type of dough is very simple. Salt - 1 cup Boiled water - 1 cup Flour - 1.5 cup Starch - 3-4 tbsp Citric acid - 1 tbsp Sunflower oil - 0.7 oz. (20 ml.) Ready all the materials you need to make dough. All you may need to use may be available on hand at home. Place salt in a mixing bowl. It is recommended that you use salt with the ...