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One of the most meditative activities to do is origami. Learning this art is as easy as shelling pears, you only need a sheet of paper and developed hand motor skills, as well as various schemes. Of course, you can do this at home alone in front of the TV, but it is much more interesting to make paper animals together in the company of similar ones. Most models are made without glue or scissors. To learn the art of origami, you should purchase special paper and train regularly to improve your skills. This is a whole philosophy - an opportunity to take a break from the bustle of the outside and focus on creating beauty. Initially, a variety of paper figures were folded only for special occasions, because previously there was little paper and it was very expensive. In ancient times, the secrets of making paper crafts were inherited orally. According to tradition, this happened along the female line: from mother to daughters. Since in the absence of written materials it was rather difficult to describe complex figures, only descriptions of the simplest figures were inherited. In ancient times, mainly animals, people in national costumes and various objects were folded from paper. In Japan, people usually learn paper folding skills in early childhood. However, not only children, but also adults are fond of this interesting business. The folding process is designed in such a way that it is somewhat similar to mathematics. Some figures are very complex, sometimes difficult to complete even for adults.

An important point: Buy good origami paper. It must be strong and thin. Too thick rough paper is very difficult to fold, therefore, using it, you will rather be disappointed in origami than learn how to make beautiful figures. Of course, you should not immediately buy special paper for experienced origamiists: it is quite expensive, and beginners rub a lot of sheets trying to learn how to fold the figures. Learn to read origami diagrams. Try to learn all the notation first. If you don’t succeed right away, don’t worry, you will be able to understand and remember them better when you start folding the figures. Practice folding the paper along the lines shown in the diagram. There are only two main folds in origami - the valley and the mountain. The first option assumes that the paper needs to be folded towards you, and the second - from you. Carefully iron the fold lines with your nails, otherwise the craft will turn out to be sloppy and ugly.
Read the comments that accompany the diagrams. Experienced origamists don't need them, but many beginner books provide detailed descriptions of each step to help you better understand what to do. Read the text, ponder over it and try to exactly follow everything that is written in it.
Try some of the simplest crafts. Don't jump straight to complex models, and also save modular origami and shirring and wet folding techniques for later. In origami books for children, you will find many simple patterns. Making elementary crafts, you will not only remember the designations, but also gain valuable experience.

Gradually move on to more complex models. Try a few simple modular origami crafts. For example, you might choose a pair of easy-to-make kusudam or multi-piece boxes. At the same time, it is very important to learn how to neatly connect the modules without wrinkling the paper. Practice until you get beautiful crafts. Traditionally, origami was made from special paper. Today's artists use wrapping paper or even candy wrappers for these purposes, as well as a wide variety of homemade paper. Sometimes ordinary newspapers are also used. Making origami: Flowers are arguably the most popular paper figurines and can be used as a gift or in a variety of decorative projects. The flower is considered to be the easiest to execute, therefore it is on it that it is easiest to comprehend the basics of ancient art. To make it, you will need paper, patience and a little free time. It is better to take two types of paper - thick and softer. First, fold the thick sheet in half to form a triangle. Then unfold it and fold the edges towards the center, towards the fold line. And then fold in half so that you get these figures. These will be the leaves of the future flower. They can be made multi-colored, embossed, speckled or polka-dotted. Anything that your fantasy tells you. Now it's the turn of the stem. Take a sheet of thinner paper, fold it into a rectangle and stretch it over the sheets on both sides. And then just roll the upper part with your hands so that the leaves are tightly pressed against each other. There is little left to do. Carefully unfold each leaf in turn ... The flower is ready! If it turns out to be not enough for you and you want more, remember - the main thing in mastering this technique is to constantly study, comprehend and improve. And don't stop there. And over time, having podnatarev, you can be considered a real virtuoso.

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