Do you know ORIGAMI in Japan?
It is one of our traditional crafts everyone can enjoy with only a piece of square paper.
A crane(bird) is the most famous one, I guess, however, I will introduce how to make Santa Claus.
It may not be so easy for you but let's try!
I hope you will enjoy it !
Just prepare a peice of square paper, a pair of scissors
and paste or Scotch tape.
The paper should be red (the flont) and white (the back).
|Fold a paper in two|
|Fold it in two again|
Now a paper is devided into two sets of triangles.
|Open the other triangle in a square|
|Turn it over|
|Make a square again with the another triangle|
|Bend about 1/4-1/3.
This will be a Santa's hat.
|Now you can see 2 peices of paper like this.|
|Turn it over and fold the square in two|
|Fold the triangle again|
Do you know what it will be?
It will be a Santa's beard !
|Return the beard|
|It might be difficult to understand
from this part.
Turn the square of the left side to the right (A).
|Fold (A) to the left like this but only one side.
|Can you make 2 lines like this?|
|Do the same thing on the other side.
Remember, fold one side only.
|Like this again|
|Now you can see 3 lines like this|
|Cut carefully the above line until the half|
Bend it over.
|Do the same thing on the oter side.
Bend it over, too, like this.
|Fold it down|
You cna make a Snata's beard now.
|Let's make Santa's arms!
Cut carefully along the line
|Like this but really CAREFULLY!|
|Can you see his arm like this?|
|Bend it over|
|Bend it over to the opposite side like this|
|Now let's make the another arm!
Cut like the same way.
|Bend it over as the same way|
|Bend it to the opposite side.
Can you make 2 arms?
|Hold the right square behind the right arm.
Fold it inside
|Hold the left square behind the left hand.
Fold it inside like the same way.
|Don't you think it is getting to a Santa Claus?|
|Are you OK?
Let's make Santa's legs next!
First, his left leg
|You can see 2 red triangles behind his
Now bend the bottom of them.
|Can you make like this?|
|Let's make the right leg as the same way.|
|Bend the another side like this..|
|Turn it over!|
|Cut by the half on each leg.
However, do it carefully not to cut the FRONT LEGS!
|Can you do it like this?|
|Bend it inside.|
|Now you will make a Santa's Bag!
(I don't know what itis called.)
Cut the top next to his head.
Be sure not to cut his HEAD !
|Like this much.
And bend it down.
|Let Snata hold the bag like this way.
Don't you see as if he is really holding his big bag?
|You are almost finished!
Bend the behind part of his right leg inside.
|Bend his toes like this.|
|Let's make his hat.
You have a triangle paper you have cut first.
Now bend the bottom of it like this.
|Let's make him put on this hat !|
|Paste or stick it.|
|YOU CAN FINISH IT !|
|How do you think of it?
It is so cute, isn't it?
I hope you love it !
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