Paper origami for children: 10 simple patterns
Origami - a win-win way for several hours to captivate the child at home or on the road. Bright multi-colored paper figures, created by your own hands, delight kids. This is also a useful exercise for fine motor skills, quick wits and perseverance. We have compiled for you a selection of 10 simple origami schemes for children. We tell!
1. Cat's face
The smallest will surely be pleased with a funny cat face, which can then be painted. Fold a square sheet of paper diagonally into a triangle and wrap its edges from the base to the middle at a slight angle - these will be the ears. Wrap the top down to form the head, flip the workpiece to the other side and draw or glue the eyes, nose, mustache and mouth.
2. Origami dog
It just seems that it’s difficult to fold a small cute dog - in fact, even a baby can cope with it. Mark the diagonals of the square and wrap all four vertices to the center to make a smaller square. Turn one corner back and fold the inverted "house" in half.
Turn the left side diagonally into an asymmetric rhombus - this will be the head. Tilt the peaks a bit to make the ears and muzzle with the nose. Turn the bottom corners of the base inward for stability, flip the figure, draw your eyes and paint your nose.
Mark both diagonals at the square of the paper and turn it down, and then turn the bottom top up, not reaching 1-2 cm to the center. Lower the tip back - it will be the penguin's beak. Turn the origami on the back and rotate the sides of the pentagon so that they are completely facing each other. Bend the edges back with the ladder to form the wings, turn the part over again and draw eyes.
Mark both midpoints at the square and wrap the sides exactly to the center to make an elongated narrow rectangle. Lay out the top and then the bottom in the trapezoid. Raise the corners of the lower base of the upper trapezoid, and then do the same with the corners of the upper base of the lower. Turn the ends in a straight line and turn the top to the same straight line - and turn the part over.
5. Paper giraffe
Mark the diagonal of the square and tuck the sides to it to get an elongated rhombus. Fold the blank in half and unfold so that the shortest straight side is the base. Turn the long top in the opposite direction and form a head.
To make a giraffe a flat muzzle with a nose, tuck the sharp tip inward. Similarly, fold the tail with a ladder inward, first marking the fold lines. Cut a quadrangle in the center of the base to form the front and hind legs. Paint the origami with paints or pencils in the spots and draw the eyes.
To make an origami fish, first start by placing one large square of paper on sixteen small ones. To do this, bend it in half, and then again in half, turn it, flip it 90 degrees and do the same.
Tilt the lower corners of the small lower sections upwards, and then fold them to the center of the side of the main square. Fold the part in half and fold back the top with the triangle. Turn it over, turning from right to left and squabbling the sides of the square into "houses".
You will get a pentagon, as in the diagram, which must be turned upside down with the even side. Fold the top layer into a triangle, and leave the lower ends sticking out. Form a rhombus and expand on the sides to form a fir-tree-like figure. It remains to turn it over, make eyes and color the fish with scales.
7. Origami swan
The simplest origami swan that rests on the water can be made from a standard A4 sheet. Fold it diagonally into a right triangle and turn it back. Turn the sides to the resulting markup to get an elongated rhombus.
Fold the part in half, turn the “book” to the left and mark the line along which the body will bend. It must be wrapped up so that it surrounds a narrow neck. On the neck, form a head with a beak and spread the swan with your hands.
8. Bouncing Origami Frog
Preschoolers will also cope with the simplest jumping frog, and it is much more interesting than flat applications. Mark the diagonals and the middle of the square and fold an isosceles triangle from it, tucking the sides inwards. Turn it with the base "book" down and wrap in the middle the lower corners of the upper layer.
Bend them back with a ladder - these are the future legs of a frog. Turn the part on the back side and wrap the corners so that you get a square rhombus. Turn off the second legs in the same way with a ladder, and then turn the lower part up and back with a ladder. Turn the figure over, glue your eyes, and for the frog to jump, press your finger exactly in the center of the base.
9. Paper boat
Fold a rectangular sheet of paper in half with the fold up, and then tuck the upper corners in the middle. The base of the pentagon on both sides tilt up along the lines where the top ends. Pull to the sides at the central points at the base and lay the workpiece in a rectangular rhombus, as in the diagram. Turn the lower triangles up, spread the origami to the sides from the middle again and lower the sides.
Place a large square of paper into sixteen small sections, folding it in half and again in half on each side. Turn the opposite sides to the middle, and then lay out the upper and lower parts of the elongated rectangle in the trapezoid. Lift up the right side of the upper trapezoid and lower down the left side of the lower. Spread the mill blades with your hands, connect the figure in the center and attach to the stick or tube.