What can you do with your own hands from paper?
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When we speak of paperwork, a word familiar to everyone involuntarily appears in the head. The word "origami". Origami is the art of making various handicrafts out of paper blanks. Many well-known cranes, which according to legend can fulfill any desire, won the hearts of all fans of origami. They say if you add up one thousand cranes, then you can make a wish that will come true. So what can you do with your own hands from paper?
Let's try to collect shuriken! This is a true combat ninja star. In ancient times, they were of course made of metal, and well, they came to us in the form of one of the most popular and simple forms of origami. Children will be thrilled with this craft. If we turn to the Japanese language, we learn that shuriken is "a blade hidden in a hand." The fact is that during the time of the real ninja, the weapon was disguised as everyday things. Under the coins, knives and so on.Ninjas attacked unprotected body parts, confusing their opponents. Shuriken can be painted with various letters. Try to fold the shuriken based on this video:
What else can be made from paper with your own hands? You can try to make a doll out of paper or even dishes. There is a scheme by which you can fold, for example, a real glass. You can even try to drink from it, if you make a glass of solid material. Try to lay it down on this video:
Do you know what is Kusudama and can you make it yourself out of paper? If not, here is our answer. Kusudama - is origami, consisting of several handicrafts. Also called modular origami. Many admirers of ancient origami traditions do not consider kusudamu to be real origami. The fact is that origami uses only paper properties. Kusudama includes the use of several origami crafts, threads, scissors, glue and so on. Kusudama can take a lot longer than origami. From the outside, the kusudama is a volume ball composed of several origami figures. As a rule it is a different kind of flowers.These modules are folded separately, and are held together with threads or glue. There are kusudams that, due to their complex structure, are held together without the aid of glue or threads. At its core, kusudama is a “medicinal ball”, since the word itself consists of two - “Kusuri” (medicine) and “tama” (ball). In the culture and life of ancient Japan, such balls were hung over the bed of a sick person and believed that thanks to kusudame, healing would come. In our modern time, Kusudamu can be used as an interior detail or a gift to a friend or family. Try to collect a simple kusudama "Triple pancake", using the materials given in the video below:
The Japanese were very good at money and wealth. Therefore, there is a scheme of how to put together a piece of paper, say 10 rubles, a money mascot for good luck. By collecting such a small talisman from one ten-ruble paper, you will attract good luck in money. Like it or not, it is not a sin to try. Ten rubles will change their shape and turn into nothing more than a little shirt. If you suddenly decide to give someone a wallet, then the person who has found such a shirt in a gift will be very pleased and surprised.Try to lay down the money talisman using this video:
The given examples of what can be done by hand from paper are far from exhausting the list of handicrafts. Origami is a very interesting and worthy occupation for any person, any social status and any age. Folding paper crafts you learn patience and the art of creating something beautiful. These skills are very useful in your life.