Origami is the art of creating figurines frompaper, which came from ancient Japan. Masters of origami can embody in their products any imagination, from a small cat or butterfly to a magical dragon. And, like in any art, whether it's embroidery, drawing or sculpture, in origami to reach the heights of skill, practice and training are needed that start better as early as childhood. And for kids this is not only an interesting and fun hobby. Origami has a beneficial effect on the development of the child. Children learn to concentrate, develops logic and mathematical thinking. At the same time, crumbs are practiced in search of non-standard solutions and the ability to think creatively. For classes of origami with very young children of 4 years old it is necessary to choose the simplest schemes for teaching, and to help at the stages of mastering the skill of creating paper figures. You will need paper, you can take a color or ordinary office and color it later, a ruler, glue, scissors, and also buttons, beads, ribbons, in general, those little things that will serve to decorate the craft. Butterfly. It will take:
Select a square of paper with a colorful hue. Bend the square diagonally. Fold the triangle, which turned out, in half. Turn over so that the fold line is at the bottom, and the opening sides are on top. Bend the sharp angles outward. Glue the antennae, they can be cut from paper or use pieces of wire or a thick line. On the butterfly wings paste pieces of colored paper or paint with colors. Like any other developmental activity for children,the manufacture of handicrafts in the origami technique is always accompanied by a story about the craft. In the game form, all the information will be easily received and with great pleasure by the child. For example, you can first make a small tadpole, living in a pond, and then a frog into which a tadpole will turn. Tadpole. It will take:
- A sheet of green paper in a square shape;
- 2 eyes from paper (or you can draw them).
Fold the sheet of paper diagonally in half. Add the resulting triangle again in half. One side of the triangle is to bend and unbend several times so that the fold line is in the middle. The same edge of the triangle is opened and bent so that a square with a side along the newly formed fold line is obtained. This is the head of a tadpole. The end of the second edge of the triangle is bent at an angle in the opposite direction. This is a tadpole's tail. It remains to paste or draw eyes, and the tadpole is ready to swim in the pond. Frog. It will take:
- Paper green in the form of a square;
Bend the square diagonally. Bend the 2 sides of the triangle towards each other so that the sharp corners cross at the ends. Bend the crossed ends in the opposite direction. Turn the handcraft and glue the eyes of the frog. In the pond live not only frogs. You can make a beautiful fish in the technique of origami, glue or draw a multi-colored scales. Such an article will look great in a three-dimensional application. If you make a lot of these fish, attach them to staples and build fishing rods of magnets and threads, then you can go to the pond for real fishing. Fish. It will take as usual a square paper. Fold the paper in half vertically and horizontally to indicate fold lines. Bend the corners of one side to the fold line. On the opposite side, do the same, but bend back. Upper corner bend to the horizontal midline. In this case, the angle, bent back, is at the top. Bend the other side exactly as well. Bend the left corner. It was a tail. It can be glued to better hold. Turn over the fish, draw or paste a glazik and scales. Fish, caught in a pond, you can feed the cat. This artwork origami can be made in the form of a three-dimensional application, glued eyes, nose and mustache to the cat. A cat. Sheet of paper of a square form folded in half diagonally. Bend 2 corners. This is the cat's ears. Bend slightly the last corner, to give the shape of the cat's muzzle. Expand the work. Attach or draw eyes, a nose and a mustache. You can do for the cat and the mouse in the technique of origami. The mouse. Bend a sheet of square paper diagonally in half to mark the bend point. Bend the sheet along the second diagonal. Bend the right corner, before reaching the first fold line. Bend the same corner up. This is the eye of the mouse. Bend the lower part back to the edge of the eyelet. Draw or attach a little nose to the mustache and eyes.