The art of creating paper figurines with their own handsappeared many centuries ago. His homeland was China, because the first paper began to be made there. However, the widespread origami is due to Japan. In ancient times samurai created figurines from paper ribbons and presented to each other before the battle. Butterflies of paper accompanied the newlyweds at weddings, as a symbol of the purity and lightness of their souls. With the opening of Japan for the whole world, the origami art spread to many countries. They are happy to do kids. German pedagogue Friedrich Febell was the first to suggest the creation of figures in the origami technique, as one of the lessons for the development of fine motor skills in toddlers 3-6 years old. This method has been successfully used for more than a century. There are several types of origami. In the classical version, a square sheet of paper is taken and folded without the aid of scissors, glue and other devices. In modular origami, sheets of different sizes and shapes are used, from which the modules are stacked, and then assembled into a single composition. Kusudama is a kind of modular origami. In the process, a voluminous hollow ball is obtained, into which small objects can be embedded. Kirigami allowed the use of glue and scissors. Origami for children in the modern world encompasses the features of all directions of this art. For all the crumbs, the classic version with the lightest and simplest models is more suitable. For older children (about 6 years old) who already know how to handle glue, and with the help of adults and with scissors, you can offer more complex schemes. Using additional materials, create three-dimensional applications. In any case, this wonderful hobby is perfect for an evening when the baby needs to be reassured and relaxed. Children's crafts will become a pride of crumbs and a wonderful gift for loved ones. A three-dimensional star in origami technique. To make each asterisk you will needa strip of paper with a length of 21 cm and a width of 1 cm. You can take a color or cut a regular office. Bind a knot at one end of the stripe, without crushing the paper and carefully smoothening all the folding points. It is an even and beautiful bundle - the path to a beautiful and smooth star. A short tail at the end of the strip must be folded. If it turned out to be too long, you can double it. Now a regular pentagon is formed at the end of the strip. Start wrapping the remaining strippentagon. It is necessary to carefully smoothen the places of all the bends. Orient in the process of working on the way in which the "look" strip after the previous bend, there and wrap. Continue winding until those time until there isthe end is about 4 - 5 cm in length. Bend it in half and hide in the upper layers of the winding. The tail should not be too short to not jump out during subsequent manipulations. It was a thick and thick pentagon. Press the ribs from both sides with your fingers (4 ribs). Form the fifth rib. The asterisk is ready. A hat. This is a simple figure and the baby can make ityourself. If you add a cap from a large enough and thick sheet of paper, then this headgear the child can even put on in the summer heat. Fold a piece of paper horizontally in half. Bend line from the top. Upper corners bend by 2/3. The remaining 1/3 bend bottom-up from 2 sides and sides. You can fix the ends with glue and the cap is ready. A pretty giraffe. To create this craft, you will need scissors. Bend and straighten a sheet of paper diagonally. Bend the 2 opposite corners so that they are connected along the central diagonal. Fold the work along this line. Expand the work vertically. Turn out the top corner, inside out. Repeat again. Now the little corner looks again to the left. Turn the small upper corner into the inside. It's a muzzle. Turn the lower right corner a little and turn the inside of the small part so that the pointed tip protrudes. It's a ponytail. Cut the bottom of the rectangle. This is the legs. Color giraffe specks. Dachshund. This is a fairly complex figure and it will be necessaryhelp of adults. Fold the sheet of paper so that the top and bottom parts meet on the horizontal median line. Bend and straighten the sides so that they meet on the vertical median line. Fold the corners to the lines indicated in the previous step. Expand the right and left corners and fold so that the inner lines of the folds become the center lines in the triangle. Reverse the right corner. Those parts that are joined in the center are partially bent. Right to the right, left to the left. These are the future legs. ½ bottom and top bend back. Fold in half across. The legs will become visible. The left corner should be wrapped inwards, and then partially outward and once again inside. This is the dachshund muzzle. Glue or draw a dachshund eye.