How to make a souvenir with Easter theme in the technique of modular origami, step-by-step photos and description of the creation of the Easter egg
Creating crafts in origami technique is very oldenthusiasm. Its history begins with the creation of paper more than 2,000 years ago in China. Five centuries later, she appeared in Japan together and monks. In Europe, the paper was due to the merchant and traveler Marco Polo, who brought her from Asia. The Arab guests brought her to Spain, and after that, the Spanish colonizers had already spread it to America. Although figurines from paper were first deposited in her homeland in China, the famous origami art became thanks to Japan. Initially, the figures were of ceremonial and religious significance. Samurais brought such paper crafts as gifts to each other or used them for burdens - offerings from simple food, most often fish, in Buddhist temples. They were the impetus for the development of origami. Striving to make their appearance as attractive as possible, people invented more and more elegant and intricate ways of folding figurines and envelopes for a burden. Over time, it was the complexity of the figures that became key in the offerings. When the paper became available to everyone, the origami also had a ceremonial function. Figures origami served as a means of distinguishing social classes. Until the end of the 18th century, instructions to create origami were exclusively oral and passed on from generation to generation through stories. In 1797 the first written instruction appeared. The very name "origami" came from two words "yoke" - folding and "kami" - paper, it was fixed for the creation of hand-made articles from paper only in 1880. Until this time, it was called "orikata", which can be translated as folding. Origami has several directions. The very first and oldest of them is a classic origami - folding a figure from a square sheet of paper without the use of glue and scissors. At the same time, like many other kinds of arts and crafts, origami developed, new methods and directions appeared. In this article, we will suggest you to make several handicrafts in the modular origami technique. The idea is already laid down in the name itself - in a special way small items - modules - are added from the paper, and then beautiful and original handicrafts are created from them.
Easter egg in modular origami technique
Before you start creating craftsit will be necessary to prepare the modules themselves. At once we will make a reservation, for any worthwhile product it is required some hundreds modules. Such blanks can be made in advance in larger quantities, because the paper has the property of tearing or crushing. So additional modules can come in handy, and maybe you use them in the next artwork. The size of the module depends only on your desire, but the aspect ratio of the rectangular sheet from which you will fold the module should be 1: 1.5. So the sheet A4 can be divided into 16 or 32 equal pieces. As blanks, you can also use cube blocks, which are sold in office supplies. The square leaves for the records should be simply cut into 2 parts. they are sold in all sorts of colors, so it's even more convenient to use. Below is a step-by-step instruction on how to make a triangular module for origami. He has 2 corners and two pockets. Option 1 It will be required: For an egg:
- Modules of light green color - 132 pieces.
- Modules of yellow color - 138 pieces.
- Modules of orange color - 78 pieces.
- Modules of green color - 122 pieces.
- Modules of yellow color - 50 pieces.
The first two circles are made from green modules. Each circle has 6 pieces. We fix them as follows: in two pockets of one module of the second circle we insert the corners from two different neighboring modules of the first. In the third circle there are also 6 green modules. We put them on the same lines as the previous row. Look carefully at the photo. The fourth circle will consist of 12 modulesyellow color. Attach them quite simply: on each of the corners of the modules of the third circle, put on two modules. Pay attention to the pockets into which the corners of the modules of the third circle are inserted. The left corner of the green module is inserted in the right pocket of the yellow part, and the right corner of the green module in the left pocket of the second yellow part. Fifth circle. It is formed by alternating the yellow and orange modules. You will need 6 pieces of each color. The principle of connection is similar to the first three circles. In the sixth round, all the modules are yellow and they are again 12 pieces. Pay attention to the photo. It is already clear that the middle of the workpiece looks elevated. The next circle is yellow and orange modules. Make sure that the colors in the circles match: under the yellow - yellow modules, under the orange - orange. The eighth circle will consist of green modules. We put 2 pieces on each yellow module, we do not touch the orange ones. Ninth circle. We alternate 2 green and 1 yellow modules. We put them on each two adjacent corners, connecting orange with green in one module of the ninth row. The tenth circle. We put on 2 green modules, inserting into their outer pockets the corners of two green modules of the ninth row. The 11th circle. On two adjacent corners of green modules, which we have attached in the 10th circle, we put on 1 green module. The 12th circle. For each corner of the yellow module, put on 1 yellow module and, similarly to the two previous steps, connect the adjacent corners of these pairs of yellow modules with one yellow module. The 13th circle. Now we connect one corner from the 10th and one from the 11th (one outer and one inner). We take the colors for green - green, for yellow - yellow. We got exactly half of the future egg. For the next round, take the orange modules and connect one green and one yellow corners (see photo). At us free on two corners of green and yellow color remain. They are from neighboring modules. We put on them one module of the corresponding color. It turns an alternation of colors. We will do the 16th circle, alternating 2 yellow and orange modules. As you can see in the photos in the pockets of the module of the 16th circle, the corners from the adjacent modules should hit. The 17th circle. Here green and green modules are added to the orange and yellow ones (see photo). The next circle is similar to the 16th. again we put on, alternating on 2 yellow and orange modules. The egg begins to narrow. The 19th round. Only orange modules. In their pockets we insert adjacent corners from modules of different colors. The 20th circle consists entirely of modules of yellow color (see photo). The 21st round. Now, on the two adjacent corners of the yellow modules, we put on 1 yellow module, and on the right and left of it we attach 1 orange module. In their pockets we put in 1 corner of yellow and orange color. Orange corners from the 19th circle. The 22nd circle. Two adjacent corners of the orange modules are connected in a green module. Then go two yellow modules (in their pockets we insert the adjacent corners from the yellow and orange colors). The next 2 circles are only green modules. In their pockets we insert adjacent corners from different modules. The egg is finished and now we will make a stand. The first 4 laps will consist of 9 green modules each. Now our workpiece must be bent. We continue to string on 9 green modules. That's what should happen. Now you need to deploy the modules. That's what it turns out. Similarly, we first put on a row of yellow modules, and then another circle of green. This is the upper part of the podstavochki, which will be placed directly on the egg. Now proceed to create the base of the stand. It takes 4 circles of 16 modules in each. The first green, then yellow, then green again and end all around with yellow modules. To connect the parts of the stand was more durable, you can apply a little glue, as well as to secure the egg on it. Option 2 This article has not just a symmetrical ornament, like the first option. Bright modules tend to be in letters. It will take:
- Green modules are 144 pieces.
- Orange modules are 100 pieces.
- Yellow modules 406 pieces.
- White modules are 102 pieces.
We begin the assembly work from the bottom of the egg. The first three circles will consist of 8 modules of yellow color each. The method of connection is similar to the previous master class. The 4th circle will consist of 16 yellow modules. For each corner of the module of the third circle, we put on 2 yellow modules. The 5th circle is the same as the 4th. 16 yellow modules. The 6th circle. We alternate one orange and one yellow module. Only 16 pieces of 8 each color. In the seventh round, we make 32 orange modules. The eighth circle will consist of 16 yellow and 16 orange modules, alternating through one. In the ninth row there will be only yellow modules in the number of 32 pieces. From the next circle we begin to create an inscription ХВ and an image of the cross. For convenience, we conditionally divide the future egg along. The sequence of colors of the modules is indicated from the letter X. The 10th circle. Two green modules, 4 yellow, 2 green, 1 yellow, 6 green, 8 yellow, 2 green and the last 7 modules will be yellow. The 11th circle starts with one green module, then 1 white, 1 green, 3 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 2 green, 5 white, 1 green, 7 yellow, 1 green, 1 white and 6 yellow. The 12th circle. 1 green module, 1 white, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 3 green, 1 white, 1 green, 7 yellow, 2 white, 7 yellow. The 13th circle. 1 green module, 1 white, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 6 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 7 yellow. 14th circle 1 green module, 1 white module, 2 green, 1 white, 1 green, 2 yellow modules, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 2 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 5 yellow, 1 Green, 2 white, 1 green, 7 yellow. The 15th circle. 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 green, 2 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 3 yellow, 4 green, 1 white, 4 green , 5 yellow. The 16th circle. 1 green module, 2 white, 1 green, 3 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 4 yellow, 8 white, 6 yellow. The 17th circle. 1 green module, 1 white, 1 green, 3 yellow, 1 green, 2 white, 2 green, 1 white, 1 green, 4 yellow, 1 green, 7 white, 1 green, 6 yellow. The 18th circle. 1 green module, 2 white blanks, 1 green, 3 yellow, 1 green, 4 white, 1 green, 5 yellow, 3 green, 2 white, 3 green, 6 yellow. The 19th round. 1 green module, 1 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 2 yellow modules, 1 green, 2 white, 2 green, 1 white, 1 green, 7 yellow modules, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 8 modules of yellow color. The 20th circle. 1 green, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 7 modules of yellow, 2 white, 1 green, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 2 modules of yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 8 yellow. The 21st round. 1 green, 1 white module, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 6 yellow modules , 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 7 yellow. The 22nd circle. 1 green module, 1 white, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 white, 3 green modules, 1 white, 1 green, 7 yellow, 2 white, 7 yellow . The 23rd Circle. We start with 1 green module, 1 white, 1 green, 3 yellow, 1 green, 1 white module, 2 green, 5 white, 1 green, 7 yellow modules, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 6 yellow. The 24th circle. 2 green modules, 4 yellow, 2 green, 1 yellow, 6 green modules, 8 yellow, 2 green, 7 yellow. Our letters are ready. 25-th circle. There must be 24 yellow modules in this circle. Everybody put on 3 corners. We reduce on the modules of yellow color. In the 26th round, alternate through one orange and yellow modules. Each color will be 12 pieces. In the next row, the amount does not change, we takeorange, but in the 28th there should be only 16 modules: through one 8 yellow and 8 orange. The 29th round will be the last. It should have 16 yellow modules. The podstavochku can be collected similarly to the previous master class or to try to create your own, unique.