The origami art existed in the East withlong time ago. Europeans loved the folding of figures from paper much later. There are two types of origami - collecting figures according to the scheme of paper and making up the whole of the individual modules. This is not only entertaining entertainment, but also cognitive. During the execution of the task, memory, attention, ability to understand the scheme, to orientate in space, to distinguish the sides of the world develops. To create a beautiful figure, you still need to be careful and diligent.
With modular origami, you need to minimizeidentical modules in a large number, so you still need to have patience and diligence. In this article we will consider how to make origami swans by schemes and modules. The photos in the article will help you learn to navigate through step-by-step instructions so that later you can do the work yourself. A detailed description will help those who make up the figure for the first time.
Let's start with a simple origami swan for beginners according to the scheme below.
A simple option
Before you start, prepare a squarea piece of paper. It will be beautiful to look a colorful glossy hand-crafted article, which has different colors on each side of the sheet. The square is set to the angle to the master and the first fold is made diagonally. Each of the triangular halves folds even once. The parties must find themselves exactly along the central line. Fingers smoothly smooth the fold line.
The right angles inside are unfolded underthe same angle and also smoothly smoothed out. After this, two triangles are turned outward, the fold line should be on top. The sharp angle of the workpiece will subsequently be the neck and the beak of the origami swan. Therefore, this part is turned upwards and the edge is bent forward. The final touch in performing the work will be double folding of the tip of the tail of the bird. On the head with a marker draw an eye, you can paint a beak with red. Figure origami swan is flat, with small bends of individual parts of the body of the bird. A child can either just play with a swan, or use it as a blank when creating an applique or a postcard.
Volumetric origami swan
In the photo below you can see howdo the first part of the work. The initial stage of work is similar to the first simple method of making origami swans according to the scheme. To work, you need a square sheet of colored, thick paper. The swan can be collected and white. Red beak and black bird eyes are made at the end by cutting out elements from colored paper.
Folds the square in half by folding the paper along thediagonals. Then lateral sides are connected inside along the center line. To make the work look neat, the finger must be smoothed after bending the paper.
Continuation of work
To continue work on origami swanshands, you need to turn the workpiece on the table on the opposite side. Two triangles are folded again to the level of the central diagonal. On the step-by-step photo you can clearly see how to work with paper.
Then the sharp angle of the workpiece must be connectedwith the opposite. Do not forget to smooth all the folds with your finger. The edge of the sharp corner bends forward. This will be the bird's beak. To make the article can be put on the table, you need to bend it on the center line in half. When the neck of the swan is unfolded, the lower part is pressed with fingers. This part in the correct position should be at a right angle to the trunk. The wings spread out to the left and to the right. The tail can be beautifully bent, as in the previous version.
Variant from a napkin
If you made such an article from a napkin,folded four times, then after making the origami of the swan, a lush tail is formed. To do this, carefully lift each layer of thin paper one by one. The handicraft looks more impressive and voluminous than from plain paper.
Such a swan can be done before the arrival of guests and arrange the birds on each plate. Surprise guests because you can not only deliciously prepared dishes, but also a beautiful table setting.
Origami swan from modules
For beginners can recommendtry to make a small bird. It is easier to start making each level of paper modules of a different color. Before you start making the bird itself, try, firstly, to practice folding the same modules, and secondly, first make a stand for the swan. How to make origami swan, we will look further into the article, but first let's learn how to twist modules of the same size out of paper. To construct an average swan, you will need at least 300 units of modules, so make time for it in advance and prepare the material for work in advance.
In addition to the manufacture of modules, you need to learn moreconnect them together. After all, the origami swan from the modules is performed absolutely without glue. The figure must be assembled tightly enough so that the modules do not jump out.
Learning to make modules
The first time we use for work is simple white.A-4 sheet. We fold the paper several times in half and cut it along the fold lines with scissors. The task is performed until small rectangles remain. From one sheet of A-4 should be 16 pieces. When the required number of parts is cut, you can start folding the paper according to the scheme shown in the photo below.
The blank is folded in half in length, thensimilarly bent in half and in width. The edges of the rectangle are wrapped forward and down so that the halves of the upper line are joined at the center at a right angle. Then turn the workpiece on the wrong side. It can be seen that the ends of the bent rectangle hang below the triangle. Their corners at the edges should be bent at a right angle in the middle of the module. It remains only to bend the hanging parts inward and smooth the fold line with your finger. The final touch in the preparation of the module is bending the part in half. A narrow bend of paper is hidden in the middle of the module. On the back side, you can see two pockets, where other parts will later be inserted when assembling an origami swan.
How to assemble a stand
The basis for the bird can be done to startthe simplest, namely, consisting of a single layer of modules. For convenience, you need to make at least 30 modules of the same or different colors. With your hand, holding the first module with your fingers over the forked edges, insert the second module into the pockets on the back side, tightly sticking the parts all the way inside. In such a way collect a long strip. Then gently bend it in a circle and connect the edges. It turns out a round stand, on which, after manufacturing, a swan figurine is simply placed.
Making a bird neck
If you already understand how to do the modules themselves, andIf you learned how to fasten them together, you can easily assemble the neck and head in the same way for an origami swan. If you are constructing a regular white bird, make one module of a red or orange hue for the beak. The size of this part of the body depends on the shape of the neck. If it is curved down, then you need to prepare more modules, because in addition to lifting up to the desired length, you need to turn it gently and lower it slightly.
Already known to us, modules are insertedone to the other until the neck reaches the right size. A red module is put on the very edge. Eyes swan can be glued, cut out of black paper, or simply draw with a pencil or marker.
The main work on the body
To lift the body up, the modulessealed differently. If earlier we inserted the corners of one module into two pockets of another, now we need to act differently. One module is inserted into the pocket of the second close to it, and on the other hand, a part is attached, the acute angle of which is inserted from the other side into the second module as well.
The shape of a triangle is obtained. Further work proceeds likewise. It turns out that the modules are assembled in two rows at once. If in the first row we, for example, took 30 modules, then in the second row 31 pieces will be released. The third row also has one more module and already consists of 32 parts.
When three rows have already been compiled, you can begin assembling the wings. Consider carefully how to do it.
Making wings and tail
Since we have a base crafts has a roundform, then begin to manufacture the first wing with absolutely any place. The lower part of the wing has 10 modules, which are inserted in the fourth row. The fifth row has already 9 pieces, each subsequent is collected from the amount less than one unit. At the very top there should be only one element. The first wing is ready. The craft turns the other side, and a similar work is repeated. In front, where you plan to attach the neck, it is enough to leave a three-part cut between the wings.
The space that remains from the back of the body is designed to form the tail of a swan. Lifting is small, depending on the number of modules between the wings.
Assembling parts together
Origami swan with step by step instructions is donenot difficult. The neck joins in front and bends beautifully at the right angle. The swan itself is placed on a circular base. You can make a double stand, as in the photo in the article, with the lower circle going larger, and the upper one becoming smaller. Looks beautifully stand, assembled from multi-colored elements, for example, composed through one. You can assemble a stand in three rows, made on the same principle as the body of a swan. The swan looks very original in which the colors of the modules alternate in a spiral or in layers. Also may vary the shape and size of the wings. If at the edge of each wing insert modules through one, then there will be an impression that the swan has spread its wings and feathers are visible. You can fantasize in different ways, that with the color scheme, that with the shape of crafts.
For novice masters who work for the first timewith modules, you can perform the task exactly as instructed in the article. With the acquisition of skills and experience you will try other options, complicating the task gradually.
To work faster, you canplan it consistently. For example, first prepare a large number of modules in one day, and the next - already assemble origami from the prepared parts. It is necessary to execute modules of all one size that the hand-made article looked accurately and was equal. You need to insert the corners into the pockets all the way, tightly but gently, so as not to deform the module.
Follow the tips given in the article, and you will definitely get a beautiful swan.