Modular origami has a great history and came to us from ancient China, and originally origami was used in rituals. Then, later, the art of origami went beyond the bounds of religion and passed into the upper class. Previously, only the high strata of society could engage in such art, because paper was an expensive material, the ability to fold a figure out of paper was considered a sign of refined manners and good taste. Today, modular origami has become very popular, because, like any lesson, it is very fascinating. And the main thing is a very beautiful result of your long and hard work. This technique of origami is different from the classic version. Classic origami is made from a single sheet of paper, and modular is assembled from several parts, which in turn are made up of small pieces of paper. And you can assemble a huge number of different compositions from modular origami. This is the simplest, designed for beginners, and very complex, which can be performed by the most patient masters of modular origami.And in this article we have provided you with several options for origami with step by step instructions. These are schemes that even beginners can perform, and most importantly, they can be connected to the process of assembling children's figures. The figurine of modular origami is a great gift for family and friends, or an interior decoration made by yourself.
Module assembly scheme
Let's first understand how to build an origami module after all. For this we need a sheet of A4, it needs to be cut into 32 equal rectangles. We take such a leaflet and fold it in half, we get a rectangle. Next, bend it again so that we have a landmark in the middle. We take a leaf horizontally and to the bend in the middle of the workpiece we tighten the upper corners. Thus, we will get a corner from above, and a free leaf tails from below. We bend these tails up from the reverse side, and then straighten and bend the protruding corners inward, and again we lift the tails to the top. We get a triangle. We fold such a triangle in half with curved tails inward. Now we have a ready-made module.
At Easter, you can collect a very beautiful Easter cake from modular origami.It is done quite simply, and it looks beautiful. In the description below, let's see step-by-step instructions and a master class from us, in order to make it easier for you to make modular origami craft.
To make such a cake, you will need:
- 300 modules of yellow or orange color
- 124 white modules
Modules are taken as 37 × 53 centimeters (this equals 1/32 of A4 sheet).
- Modules of orange color are folded 30 in a row (long side up), so we collect three rows in a row.
- Then we continue to collect, thus, up to 10 rows.
- We turn out the item and our Pasca is ready.
- Next we do the sprinkling. Modules of white color are also fastened by 30 in a row. So we make 3 rows.
- 14-row - we assemble in such a way that there are 20 modules in a row.
- 15-row - we reduce to 14 pieces. This is the last row.
- It was only left to decorate the Easter cake with multi-colored paper cutting, or with beautiful beads. Such a cake will decorate any interior for a holiday, and will also be a wonderful gift to relatives and friends.
For beginners it will be useful to make a very simple fish with step-by-step instructions. In this master class, you will learn how to add and subtract modules in a row.Thus, you will understand the main principle of assembly of all modular origami. And now let's move on to a detailed description of the crafts.
You will need:
- 24 blue module
- 17 white modules
- We start the 1st and 2nd rows from 1 white module, and attach two blue modules to it with free edges to the outside. All modules are fastened with the long side up.
- 3rd row. We put on 3 blue modules. Two are mounted at the edges, clinging to only one pocket, and the third module is mounted on both pockets, respectively, on the two corners of the previous module.
- 4th row. Like the rows previously we fasten two modules along the edges to one pocket, free outwards. Thus, we fasten 4 modules.
- 5th row. We put on 5 white modules in the same way.
- 6th row. We put on 6 white modules.
- 7th row. On this row we are going to reduce and fasten 5 blue modules. Extreme corners of the 6th row are left free. That we will have fins.
- 8th row. Fasten 4 modules. So that the extreme corners are not superfluous and not sticking out, we fasten the module so that the 2 extreme corners go into one pocket, and in the other pocket there will be one corner. So we do it only with the extreme corners, the central ones are fixed as usual.
- 9th row - we put on 3 modules on the principle of the previous rows.
- 10th row - We put on 2 modules.
- 11th row - We put on only one module in the center, along the edges there are 2 free corners.
- 12th row - We start to fix the white modules. In this series of them 2.
- 13-row - Fasten 3 white modules in the same way as the 3rd and 4th rows. Spread the modules to make a tail. Then you can make the eye of the fish, so that it was more realistic.
When you have a lot of free time, you can do the assembly of a beautiful blue dragon from origami modules. It will take quite a lot of time, but the result will please you. Such a dragon will be a good gift or a beautiful decoration for your interior. In order to make this mythical beauty, let's move on to the description below with detailed instructions.
You will need:
- 158 white modules
- 262 blue
- 2 blacks
Modules are made 1/32 of A4 paper size.
- Making the body. We take modules of blue color and we fasten with modules of white color, but we fasten white modules with the back side. The blue 3 modules, we put 2 white on them on the central corners, so that the last ones remain free. Thus, we make 120 rows (60 blue and 60 white).
- Turn the workpiece over to you with the side from which you started, we make a tail. In the central 2 pockets we insert 1 white module, then 2 blue ones with the long side down, so the blue module has to get into the pocket of white with one corner and the other blue into the pocket of the previous blue. Similarly, we perform 6 rows (3 white, 3 blue). In the 7th row we fasten the blue module in the same way as the white ones, then the 2 blue ones as usual. We turn over the craft with the lower modules to the top, then continue in the same manner to mount the modules (1 blue, 2 blue) with the long side upwards 2 rows. Fasten one blue module with corners in the most extreme pockets, in the same way you need to attach another 6 modules (long side up).
- We make “openings”. We take the module with the long side down and insert it into the pocket with only one corner, and the second corner must be outside, so we fasten 2 modules. Then we take the white module and put it on the free corners of the two modules. Next, we make rows of white modules.
- 2nd row - 2 modules
- 3rd row - 3 modules
- 4th row - 4 modules
- 5th row - 3 modules
- 6th row - 2 modules
- 7th row - 1 module tail is ready.
- Making the head short side up. First row - 2 blue modules.
- 2nd row - 3 modules
- 3rd row - 2 modules, thus, the two outer corners remain free.
- 4th row also 3 modules
- 5th row - at the extreme corners we put on 2 white modules, and in the middle in the usual way we put on 2 blue modules
- 6th row - 3 blue modules
- 7th row - at the edges we fasten 2 white modules, leaving free pockets outside
- The 8th row - two black modules with the long side up we attach to the corners of one white and one blue module, on both sides. In the middle, fasten one blue short side up.
- The 9th row - two white modules fasten to the outer corners of the black modules, and then fasten 2 blue modules to the remaining corners in the middle.
- 10th row - 3 blue modules.
- Making the horns. Fasten the blue module to the most extreme corner of the previous row on both sides. The next module is mounted on the outer corner of the module so that the empty pocket is from the center. Then we fasten one module in the usual way for 4 rows in a row. In a similar way we do the second side.
- You have 3 modules in the center of the head, for the 2 extreme ones we attach white modules with the long side up. On each side there should be 3 white modules. And we fasten the blue module to the center. The head is ready.
- Making the right foot.We put on two more blue modules (long side up). The next row we put on 3 modules, then 2. The last row is 3 white modules with the short side up. At the beginning of the workpiece insert another module on the right side. The left paws are made in a similar way, only the last module is inserted on the left side.
- We form the dragon torso and fix it with glue. Then glue the legs and head. The dragon is ready!
Beautiful and original gift for February 23 will be a plane made by hand from modular origami. Below is a detailed description with step by step instructions of this interesting and simple crafts. Let's move on to the implementation of the aircraft following the instructions of our master class.
You will need:
- 18 blue modules
- 71 yellow module
- Assembly begin with the fuselage.
- 1st row - 2 blue modules
- 2nd row - 3 yellow modules, followed by all yellow modules with the long side up
- 3rd row - 4 modules. Further to the 9th row we alternate the number of modules of 3 pieces and 4 pieces each.
- The 10th row - 3 modules, we reduce it in the usual way - we put on the side modules on 3 corners, and the middle module as usual on 2 corners.
- 11th row - 2 modules, extreme corners remain free
- 12th row - 2 modules; we fasten one module to 3 corners of the 11th and 10th rows, the second module is fixed in the same way.
- 13th row - we fasten 1 module to 4 free corners, while fixing it with glue. On the glued module we attach 4 more pieces (one by one). Then we put on another 4 blue modules with the short side up, so that we get the tail of the aircraft.
- Making a wing. We take one blue module, and we attach 12 yellow ones to it one by one (the corner of the blue module should look towards the left hand). So do 2 wings. In the 2nd, 6th and 7th modules we insert additional modules (long side up), one corner of such blanks should remain free. So do with both wings.
- Chassis. On 2 blue modules we fasten 1, free corners remain on the edges. Next, fasten the last module to 4 corners, so we close all the free corners. In a similar way we perform the second workpiece. Fasten the chassis to the 2nd corners of the modules, which we fixed on the wings of the 6th and 7th rows. We join 2 wings together and fasten them to the fuselage with free corners, inserting the corners into the base of the aircraft. If it fails, glue will always come to the rescue.
This modular hack is suitable for the smallest and beginners. A strawberry master class will not take much time, and as a result you will get a beautiful handicraft with your child. For its implementation, we have provided you with step-by-step instructions that will help you to easily understand its implementation.
You will need:
- The first three rows are made from red modules of 13 pieces each. It should turn out a billet similar to a snowflake or a flower, we have to turn it out, and continue to make the 4th row (13 modules), attaching the modules to the free corners.
- 5th row - we fasten 7 red modules in the usual way, without reducing the number of corners. Between each module of the 5th row there should be 2 free corners of the 4th row, thus, our strawberry will be narrowed.
- Next, turn the blank upside down and make strawberry tails of 7 green modules. Distribute them evenly long side to the outer part. Strawberry ready! Even a child can handle such simple origami.
Modular origami is a creative hobby that can captivate you for more than one evening. You can surprise anyone with such hand-made crafts.I hope this article will help you to easily understand the modular origami and push on your own creative ideas.