For those who not only enjoy cooking but also tinker, there are now fold into origami a small digression. After all, part of a lovely dinner and a matching table with decoration. Yesterday lay small white cranes as a decoration on the table and we show you how today can easily imitate. My instructions I have from the side Origami art.
Those who manage the way to fold 1000 cranes, a Japanese legend gets fulfilled by the gods after a wish. I have the white cranes folded as a decoration for my birthday in September, but then managed to lack of time only 55th Thus, if a bit of work to do. At times it by far more looked well on the ground, on which a finished folded crane landed after another as it then ultimately in the room where they were to float from the ceiling.
So if you want to make cranes as a hanging decoration or as a garland, should simply choose a larger size. However, the format shown here is very nice as table decorations.
On the right paper it comes to
It is advisable with a classic two-toned origami paper to begin to better see which side has to be as folded, as you can by the way Herwenden quickly lose track of one color paper, thus making the folds in the wrong direction and the paper unnecessarily claimed. In addition, it is good to take original origami paper as simple colored card or other construction paper often is too thick and can not be so carefully folded. The paper my white cranes I’ve cut a template from a large A1 sheet and so it was natural firstly sometimes not perfectly cut and secondly, it was just unfortunately a little bit thick, so very difficult especially in the minds then the final fold was.
Origami paper is available in different sizes. Mostly you get 15 x 15 cm, which is a good size for beginners simple origami templates. But there are also larger and well manage Practiced even the most difficult motives of a Post-it to fold.
The choice of motifs with origami paper is actually truly immense and you are spoiled for choice. To buy there, the paper found in any well-stocked craft store such idea , in artists’ materials such as at even in furniture stores like and stationery stores. From time to time there are also in bookstores which are then transferred into the relevant department also equally diverse books with other designs. But most of instructions is also available on the Internet.
Wrinkles, folds, forms
There are now quite a few techniques to fold origami. These are the folds most commonly used:
- Mountain fold
- Valley fold
- Against breakage folding outwardly or inwardly
- Petal fold
- Articulated folding
In the instructions there for also each have their own representation and standardized symbols, so you can rely on several books and manuals on applying once learned. Here are a few brief examples: In the mountain fold, fold one the paper backwards, whereas the paper to fold in the valley fold to be. The reverse fold folding requires a bit of practice. This we use the crane also to fold the head and tail.
In addition to these folding techniques, there are also different basic shapes that you need repeatedly and should dominate, since they form the basis for origami designs. Best google just once and look at the different shapes. We need the kite shape and a bird’s eye shapes for the crane.
- Blintz basic shape
- Kite basic shape
- Two Birds basic forms
- Frog basic shape
- Fish basic shape
At first, it is actually really a bit exhausting and quite a concentration of work, but it has been achieved only once 10 cranes, you get a rest and a routine that you can forget all the stress of everyday life.
Besides crane I already folded pigeons and tried me on a squirrel. This can, however, no longer be called experimental, since I did not manage to fold a recognizable squirrels, because you find different folding techniques combined, which were then but probably still too difficult.
This one needs
- bicolor Origami Paper