Since ancient times, the possession of the art of origamialways caused respect, surprise, sometimes even worship. And, although, in the modern age of speed and innovative technologies, there are not so many fans of paper crafts, but interest in them, nevertheless, remains. Beautifully and originally look made gifts from the paper themselves. They can be presented to close people (for example, mother, father, grandmother or grandfather), friends, good acquaintances. Consider two paper products that are simple in terms of manufacturing techniques, but create a special field of attraction, bringing comfort, luck, benevolence and understanding each other. 1. Chinese lanterns. a) We prepare the paper. It is best to take colored paper with a pattern printed on it. Suitable as factory sketches, and self-made images. b) tools must have a ruler, a paper knife (you can just take a pair of scissors), as well as a riveting machine (of course, you can have a simple stapler, but the effect of the product will decrease). c) After determining the dimensions of the flashlight, cut the paper into strips of the appropriate length. d) Strips of paper are connected at both ends with rivets. e) We distribute all the strips evenly around the circle, slightly bending to create the volume of the object. In fact, the Chinese flashlight is ready. Having made several such products, adjusting themvalue, you can create a small garland, to one of the edges of which to connect the bell. A gift to a friend is ready! At the moment of giving, it remains to wish that the bell protects from evil slander and malicious glances. Having secured only one end, you can get an original lampshade. 2. A paper casket. a) For this craft, it is best to use two-sided colored paper. By connecting the smaller side with the larger one, we determine the dimensions of the workpiece of the future product. In form, it should be a square. Delete the extra edges. The final dimensions of the box depend on the diagonal of the workpiece (they will be four times smaller). b) After the first step, we actually have a square with a marked diagonal. By connecting the other two opposite edges, we denote the second diagonal. To the center of the square, we successively fit all its vertices. Then again, straighten the sheet. In fact, the folding places define some lines of the square we have. c) Given that each corner of the square forms a triangle with a line parallel to the diagonals, then we bend the corners to the midpoints of such lines. d) At the next stage, we bend the corners to the centers of the opposite sides of our triangles. e) We make the necessary cuts. e) Once again we send two corners to the center, and the resulting folds are connected together. g) Turning the remaining corners, we finish the production. To complete the process, create a cover fora box, and the walls with something (beads, ribbons, flowers, applique and much more) are decorated. Such a casket can be equipped with additional attachments. So, for the skilled worker in it it is possible to enclose a set for embroidery, threads, tapes, hooks, beads. For an amateur, drawing art supplies in the box will do for sure. There is still a huge variety of gifts from the paper with their own hands. In this category, you can find a lot of ideas for yourself to create your masterpieces. The main thing is to show imagination and creativity.