A very interesting model that will appeal to both adults and children was invented by Anna Kastlunger. She called her creation Infinite Flipper, that is, an endless flipper or an infinitely folding square. This model refers to transforming models, which, when deployed, turn into the desired craft. How such a craft develops - let's understand.
To build a flipper, you will need:
- 24 square sheets of paper (size can be taken from 10cm to 10cm) - 8 sheets of each color,
- about an hour of free time (maybe less, it all depends on your skills and accuracy of assembly).
A detailed assembly diagram of the infinite flipper model is presented below. As you can see, the craft consists of four modules, each of which is assembled from six parts. Then 4 ready-made modules are interconnected, forming this same infinitely folding square.
We also have a detailed video lesson from which you can learn all the details of folding this craft.
For those who do not want to bother with 24 parts of the craft for a long and tedious time, the author of the video came up with a simpler version of such a flipper. He folded a flipper of four squares. However, he used scissors and glue, which does not quite meet the rules of traditional origami. Look, maybe you will like this method too. Good luck!
Simple paper cube
3D volumetric hex cube is folded from a square sheet of paper without glue. And even scissors are not needed here. Unless to cut off the extra “tail” from the sheet A4, to get a blank square. But the skill of inflating balloons is useful, because we will now teach you how to make an inflatable cube. Are you intrigued? Then let's start:
- Scheme 1 is your visual reference. It should be resorted to every time the folding algorithm seems complicated. Take a paper square and fold it diagonally, then in half - it's all just markup,
- Focusing on the diagonal folds, form a triangle, bending inward the lateral planes of the workpiece (see diagram). 4 walking corners at the base of the triangle you need to bend to the top 2 on each side of the workpiece,
- Fold the opposite lateral corners to the center - you have a vertical reference axis here. Repeat on the other side. The walking corners of one of the conical protrusions (the corners are “closed” on the second) are bent twice so that they can be carefully inserted into the middle corners of the pockets,
- Similarly, insert the double-folded corners into the pockets on the back of the workpiece. The cube model is ready, it remains to give it volume. Find an open corner and through it inflate the layout.
Cube of modules: prefabricated cube 6 colors
How to make a cube out of cardboard on our own we have already considered above, and for this modular cube there will be enough multi-colored paper of 6 colors (or 3 repeating ones). Even without cardboard, it will turn out to be quite dense due to the algorithm of folding the modules (each individually and all together). Let's begin to understand in stages. We’ll warn you right away that the whole process will be divided into 7 steps - folding the modules and assembling the cube (it can be stronger with glue). Some time will be spent, but the result will definitely please you: the cubes will turn out bright, colorful, not needing additional decorations or murals.
- Take a square piece of paper and fold it so that you get a visible separation into 4 identical rectangular planes (see. Fig. 2). Bend the small corners along the diagonal corners of the starting square,
- Wrap the “leaf” of the sheet like closing the window shutters. Using the reference angles (bent earlier), bend inward the previously unused corners, then tuck them in on both sides. You get a parallelogram
- Turn the structure upside down, bend the corners towards you so that you get a small square with triangular ears-bends. Make 5 more. such modules.
Connect the blocks into a cube, introducing the corners of the modules in the median plane-pockets of adjacent blocks. Be smart, in extreme cases, the scheme will help. How to make an origami cube of bright modules, you have mastered in practice. Try to glue a cube of blocks at the assembly stage, so that it is even stronger and does not crumble into modules in the game. Of course, you can take a standard scan of the cube, just print it and glue it - ready-made templates are always at hand. And if a typical pattern does not suit you and you need an original counting cube in the game, you can fold it yourself for one or two. What is easier when you know how to make paper not such wisdom. You might be interested in folding paper fortune tellers or frogs that open your mouth.