In the world there are many differenthobby. Cross-stitch embroidery, crocheting, wood carving, drawing and hundreds of other hobbies that help to dispel boredom, have a good time and give vent to the creative impulse. One of the most ancient types of needlework is origami. He is about the same number of years and how much paper, and this is very very much - more than 2000 years. Although the first paper appeared in China, the art of folding figures from it was laid in Japan. Paper sheets appeared in the Land of the Rising Sun together, I am Buddhist monks. And for a long time, paper figures became part of religious rites. Edible offerings to the gods - the burden, the Japanese folded into paper boxes called sanbo. Over time, these offerings began to try to wrap as beautifully as possible, this gave impetus to the development of art of folding. Now it was the intricate and original folded paper figures that served as the main component of the offerings. Over time, paper has become less expensive and more affordable. A new stage in the development of origami began. Now this art was an indicator of the social difference between the layers of the population, after all, only the wealthiest people could afford to make crafts from paper. Nevertheless, the popularity of origami is growing, new methods and ways of folding crafts appear. At the same time, all this knowledge is transmitted from the older generations to the youngest exclusively in oral form. Only in the late 18th century in 1797 the first written manual was born. The name itself can be translated as "folding paper". It appeared only in the 80th year of the 19th century, and before that, the ability to create hand-made articles from paper was called orikata, which in translation can be expressed as folding. Origami for a long time was considered an occupation of exceptionally rich and noblemen because of the insanely high cost of paper. The rules of good taste of the past centuries prescribed to the gentlemen, to entertain at the solemn reception of ladies, folding figures from paper. Now anyone who wants can master this wonderful skill. In addition, there is not only a classic direction of art, especially popular is the modular origami. It is also called 3D origami. The structures created in this way turn out to be three-dimensional and consist of many tiny details - modules. In this article we offer you a detailed master class with photos to create a modular origami snake.
Snake in the technique of modular origami
If you have not tried yourself in this versionorigami, we offer step-by-step instructions on how to create a module. Of these, we will further design crafts. Another difference between the modular version and the classic one is that in traditional origami use a square sheet of paper and fold the hand-made article without using scissors and glue. For modular origami, rectangular sheets with a 2: 1 aspect ratio are required. The size of such rectangles can be completely different, and the size of the crafts will depend directly on their parameters. Modules are preferably made of thick paper. So, step one - fold the prepared sheet of paper in half along the long side. Bend and straighten from side to side. The bending line will be needed later to denote the middle. Now expand the resulting double narrowrectangle with a fold line up. The upper right and left corners bend downwards so that the sides of the rectangle form one horizontal line, and the corners themselves touch. Turn the received construction backwards. In the foreground, you will see a triangle bottom down. Now the lower right and left corners must be bent to the bottom of this triangle. And now we bend the whole lower part to it. Now it remains only to slightly bend the triangle in half. We got a module with two bottom corners and two pockets. It will take:
- Modules of brown color - 256 pcs.
- Modules yellow - 195 pcs.
- Modules of green color - 96 pcs.
Advice! Make a few more details than required. Modules can be damaged or crumpled during joining, so it's better to insure yourself right away. We will begin the work on assembling the snake from its tail. Pay attention, as in the diagram two adjacent corners from two modules are placed in the pockets of one module. Let's proceed to assembly. The first river. 1 module is brown. The second river. 2 modules are yellow. We insert them accordingly. Third r. 3 modules are brown. Since the three modules have six pockets, and the corners in the second row are only four, the extreme pockets of the modules of the third row remain free. This is the sequence: empty pocket, then insert the first corner of the first module of the second row into the second pocket of the third row module, then insert the second corner of the first module of the second row into the first pocket of the second module of the third row. Now in the second pocket of the second module of the third row we insert the first corner of the module of the second row. It remains only to insert the second corner of the second row module into the first pocket of the third module of the third row. And we have left the last pocket empty. Fourth р. 2 modules are green. The two extreme parts of the third row will be free in 1 corner. The Fifth River. In this row in the outer pocket, you need to insert the free corners of the previous row. You need 1 green module. 1 yellow and 1 green. The Sixth River. consists of two yellow modules. Seventh r. Similarly to the fifth row, you need to insert the free corners in the outer pockets. 1 module is yellow, 1 brown and 1 more yellowish detail. Eighth r. 2 modules are brown. They put on the center. The ninth river. 1 module is brown, 1 green and 1 brown. Tenth r. 2 modules are green. Eleventh r. 1 module is green. Then 2 yellow modules must be put on so that there is one corner in one pocket. In the end, one more green detail. Twelfth r. 1 yellow, 1 brown, 1 yellow. Thirteenth р. 1 yellow detail, 2 brown, 1 yellow. Fourteenth r. 1 module is brown, 1 green, 1 brown. Fifteenth r. 1 yellow module, 2 green, 1 yellow. 16 th р. 1 item is green, 1 is yellow, 1 is green. 17-th r. 1 green module, 2 yellow, 1 green. 18 th р. 1 yellow, 1 brown, 1 yellow. 19 th р. 1 yellow, 2 brown, 1 yellow. The 20th row will be the beginning of the extension of the snake's tail. We put 1 module of brown color with the left pocket, leaving the right corner free, then in each pocket one corner - 2 modules of green color, and in the end one more brown module so that the end corner is free. The next six rows will need to be repeated five times. 21st p.1 detail of brown, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 more green and at the end 1 brown. The 22nd р. 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 green. 23rd r. 1 green module, 1 yellow, 1 brown, 1 yellow and 1 green. 24th r. 1 yellow, 2 brown, 1 yellow. 25-th р. 1 yellow detail, 1 brown, 1 green, 1 more brown and 1 yellow. 26 th r. 1 brown, 2 green, 1 brown. After a five-fold repetition of the last six of the series. 57 th р. 1 brown detail, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 brown. 58 th р. 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 green. 59 th р. 1 green module, 1 yellow, 1 brown, 1 yellow, 1 green. 60-th р. 1 yellowish detail, 2 brown, 1 yellow. 61st р. 1 yellow, 3 brown, 1 yellow. The next two rows must be repeated only 4 times. 62nd р. 4 modules are brown. 63rd r. 5 modules are brown. At this stage, you can try a little bend the tail of our snake. That's what should turn out in the end. Our snake is not simple and has a hood. We will collect it further. The first river. 4 modules are brown. The second river. We begin the expansion of the hood, so in the next ten rows in the pocket we put in 1 corner. In this row we have 5 brown details. Third r. 1 item is brown, 1 is yellow, 2 is brown, 1 is yellow, 1 is brown. Fourth р. 1 brown module, 2 yellow, 1 brown, 2 yellow, 1 brown. The Fifth River. 1 piece of brown, 2 yellow, 2 brown, 2 yellow, 1 brown. The Sixth River. 1 brown, 3 yellow, 1 brown, 3 yellow, 1 brown. Seventh r. 1 brown item, 3 yellow, 2 brown, 3 yellow, the last is 1 brown item. Eighth r. 1 module is brown, 4 yellow, 1 brown, 4 yellow, 1 brown. The ninth river. 1 piece of brown, 2 yellow, 1 green, 1 yellow, 2 brown, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 brown. 10-th р. 1 brown, 2 yellow, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 brown, 2 yellow, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 brown. 11th р. 1 brown detail, 2 yellow, 1 green, 2 yellow, 2 brown, 2 yellow, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 brown. The 12th р. 1 module is brown, 2 yellow, 1 green, 3 yellow, 1 brown, 3 yellow, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 brown. At this stage, we will begin to narrow the hood of our snake. The first series will go with symmetric additions. To keep the workpiece retained its shape, use a little glue to secure the outer parts. We will insert the following brown pieces into the pockets of the side parts: in one pocket there are 2 angles from the brown module and the corner of the yellow module from the row above. More often check with the photo. The 13th r. 1 module is brown (it is put on 2 brown and 1 yellow corner as above), then 1 yellow module, 1 green, 3 yellow, 2 brown, 3 yellow, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 brown we put it on again in the last 3 nooks). The 14th р. 1 brown detail, 1 yellow, 1 green, 3 yellow, 1 brown, 3 yellow, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 brown. The 15th. 1 brown detail, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 yellow, 2 brown, 2 yellow, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 brown. The 16th. 1 brown, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 brown, 2 yellow, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 brown. 17-th r. 1 brown item, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 yellow, 2 brown, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 brown. 18 th р. 1 module is brown, 3 yellow, 1 brown, 3 yellow, 1 brown. 19 th р. 1 detail is brown, 2 yellow, 2 brown, 2 more yellow and 1 brown. 20-th р. 1 brown, 2 yellow, 1 brown, 2 yellow, 1 brown. The 21st r. 1 brown detail, 1 yellow, 2 brown details, 1 yellow, 1 brown. The 22nd р. 5 items are brown. 23rd r. consists of 4 modules of brown color. We should be free to 1 corner to the right and left. The snake hood is ready. Since the real reptiles of the hoods are not flat, but curved, gently twist our billet with our fingers to make it more believable. The next stage of creating a snake is the head. 24th r. 5 modules are brown. In their pockets, place the free corners of the previous rows. 25-th р. 6 modules are brown. 26 th r. 7 modules are brown. 28-th р. 8 modules are brown. The next seven rows will go for a narrowing, in each subsequent there will be 1 less module than in the previous one. 1 corner on the right and left will remain free. The sequence is as follows: all modules in all rows are brown. 7-6-5-4-3-2-1. It remains only to attach our snake eyes and bend so that it has a stable position. Interesting about origami! The art of folding figurines from paper developed in two parallel directions - Japanese and European. Most historians tend toward this theory of origin. One of the most popular European figures was a bird that appeared in Spain. Another important nuance of creating crafts made of paper will be their benefits. Especially this kind of hobby will help children. Folding figurines from paper, they develop fine motor skills of fingers, which in turn has a beneficial effect on the development of memory, speech and spatial thinking. In addition, classes origami teach patience, perseverance and ability to concentrate. Adults, however, making paper figures, relax and calm down, which in the modern insane rhythm of life is very important.