The origin of this origami minibook goes back to 1975, this book is still one of my favorite origami crafts, and I often fold it and use it as a gift.
To fold a mini book, we need:
Square sheet of paper. If you use a 15 cm square, you will get a 2.8 cm high book.
About 15 minutes.
Follow the instructions carefully and you will be successful! In fact, this is a simple origami and if the scheme is difficult for you, just watch the video, you will definitely be able to assemble the book with your own hands!
1. Fold the paper into 8 equal pieces and cut it in half lengthwise
2. Fold where indicated, then unfold the sheet
3. The folds should look like this
4. Form folds so it looks like the picture. 5. Fold the left side of the model to the left along the indicated fold, and then fold the left side inward along the fold.
6. Open the pages
7. Pull on the sections shown and open the left and right sides
8. This way. Turn the model upside down
9. Open the left and right layers and fold the bottom part up along the indicated fold
10. Fold in the top
11. Fold the bottom part up along the indicated line
12. Fold the left and right sides to form the base of the leaves of our future book.
13. Tuck the top layers inside
14. Now fold the pages of the book binding.
15. It should look like this!
Congratulations, your origami book is ready! Now you can grab a magnifying glass and write a secret message!
Watch the video tutorial:
Like origami. You can call it a fun game or take it seriously and see the wonderful art of creating unusual and beautiful pieces.
Origami is divided into classic and modular. Beautiful volumetric figures and compositions are created from the construction kit. The classic is mostly flat figures. Unlike a well-named lesson, it never gets boring and you can learn many new and interesting things.
Let me introduce you to him. Today we will explain in detail how to create an origami book, but for now we will look at its meaning and history.
"The art of the whole sheet" – this is how origami is called in Japan. This is the main law of the masters, which they have followed for several centuries. As you can imagine, the art of origami originated when paper appeared. you yourself understand how expensive it was at that time, which is why paper jewelry was used only for religious ceremonies or wedding ceremonies.
This is due to the fact that the words [God and "paper" sound the same in Japanese. So people gave such products a religious significance. For the first time paper figures were folded in monasteries – they were used to decorate the walls. They could represent gods, animals or even the seasons.
Today, when we start a fire in nature with paper, we simply try to achieve a large amount of fire, because the said material burns quickly. But in ancient Japan only sacrificial fires were lit with paper.
Origami as a way to convey a message
And origami also served to convey a message. A skillful master wrote the beloved words on a piece of paper and folded a figure, for example, a crane, and only the same skillful master could read it, as an uninitiated person could only break the message.
We have mentioned the crane not without reason. This figure was most often used by craftsmen, because in Japan it was considered a symbol of longevity and good luck, and "tsuru" was called. And for origami masters this is the easiest and most important sign so far.
The best origami students are children.
Oddly enough, the best students of origami art are undoubtedly children. For them, it is not only interesting, but also useful, because we all know how important it is to develop fine motor skills in babies. In addition, origami perfectly develops spatial as well as logical thinking and stimulates the creative activity of the child. That is why you can find such lessons very often in school and even in kindergarten.
In fact, when folding, the child works with his hands under the control of consciousness. The development of the eye is due to precise hand movements. Memory is also an excellent trainer, as the sequence of work must be memorized. Origami courses are excellent for helping children get acquainted with the basics, the aesthetic taste of the child develops.
Of course, the teachers do not choose difficult options, so that the children are not bored. This will make our lesson today simple, interesting and to the best of our knowledge and belief, the "book" a wonderful souvenir. You can also create a whole mini-library from small books.
And now for origami. First, of course, we need paper.
- Take 2-3 sheets, depending on how many pages your craft will have. For origami product "Book" we need a white A4.
- For the cover of the book another A4 sheet is needed. You can take it in bright colors or optionally paint yourself in patterns.
- Also, we need a pair of scissors to make just one cut.
- Good mood and some free time.
Let’s get started!
Work progress: flyers for a book
How to create an origami book? We take a sheet of A4 paper and start folding it.
- Make the first fold along the leaf, then unfold it and make four more folds across.
- Now bring the sheet back to the position of the first fold and cut the resulting line with scissors about one square in size. Be careful not to cut off the excess.
- Next, you need to lay the sheet so that the cut you made is on top.
- Then carefully fold the sheet so that you get the leaves of the book.
You should have a blank origami "book" have. The diagram below will help you figure it out. A piece of our future product is painted over in gray.
You can make as many of these sheets as you like, just make sure that your origami "book" is not too thick. Otherwise it will be ugly already.
Now that you have decided on the number of sheets, let’s make a cover for our book. As already said, it is advisable to take a lighter paper for them.
First you need to circle our book and outline the title pages. Then cut and fold the cover according to the diagram. For clarification, take a look at the illustration below.
There are many possibilities for origami from paper for a book, you are limited only by your imagination.
So we figured out the lesson of how to make an origami book. We hope you had a nice time and are happy with your work. And even if the origami "book" did not work the first time, do not despair, try again, and everything will be fine! When you hear the praise of others, your world will be much better.
Perhaps you will build a small library for your inquisitive doll or use the craft as a souvenir or just for good humor. But we hope that your acquaintance with origami will not end there and you will eventually become an experienced master!
An origami book can be a great souvenir gift for those who love to read and write their own stories. On the pages of the book you can write wishes or poems, glue ready-made pictures or draw yourself with pen or felt-tip pen.
There are many ideas to decorate the finished book, everything depends on the imagination of the master. The cover can be made separately and not necessarily from paper. Cardboard, fabric, felt, thin leather or imitation leather are well suited for this purpose. The top of the book is decorated with appliques, crystals and ribbons. Such a book in origami style can replace a standard greeting card or become an original keychain.
The master class will show you how to make an origami-style book in a variety of ways and will delight both beginners and experienced origami collectors alike.
A fairly simple origami in the form of a book is assembled from one or more rectangular A4 sheets of paper. Origami can be folded both from blank white paper and colored paper. You will also need an office knife, scissors, glue and colored thick paper or cardboard for the cover, which must be made separately. From one sheet of paper is compiled only the contents of the book – pages.
How to make origami: bend the sheet in half lengthwise and then crosswise and unfold it.
With the center fold, connect the edges and align them so that the sheet is aligned in eight sectors – future pages. Cut the middle of the sheet along the fold with an office knife (in the photo – segment AB).
Bend the piece lengthwise and press lightly from the sides so that the diamond "opens" in the middle. Close the shape and fold it to form the pages.
If necessary, repeat steps 1-5 to create a book of the desired thickness. Cut the colored cardboard cover (wrap the sides with cardboard and cut off the excess with scissors) and glue it to the pages.
The envelope can be made from thin cardboard according to a colored template, which can be easily decorated with your own hands using felt-tip pens, paints, ribbons or applique.
Mini book with cover
Even budding masters will be able to cope with this master class. The technique for assembling a book with a cover is similar to modular origami: folded pages are inserted into the cover.
To create such a book, you need to prepare two rectangular sheets of paper – white for the pages and color for the cover. You can also use colored sheets for the pages and thin cardboard for the cover (as in MK’s example).
The assembly diagram is quite simple and includes a step-by-step description of the following steps: Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise. Gather the accordion from the resulting strip by first bending the upper part to the side, and then the lower one.
After repeating 1-2 points, prepare the required number of pages.
Join the pages together by tucking one piece into the other and securing with glue. Glue one side of the accordion and connect it.
Cut from cardboard a rectangle twice the width of the page length – the future cover. Fold the edge of the cardboard towards the center.
Place the collected pages on the envelope and wrap them up. Fold the edges of the envelope and tuck the first and last sides into the pockets.
In order not to use glue, the pages can be made depending on the type of envelope: Bend the edges to the center, then bend an accordion from the resulting strip (the longer the strip, the more pages). In this case, you can join two blanks simply by nesting them together – they will hold tight without glue.
Such a book can be "dressed" in the original cover become. For example, as in the photo below:
Video: Making a book in origami technique
Fold a book from one sheet
A traditional origami paper book is assembled from a square sheet of paper. A single-sided colored sheet of medium density works well for crafting: The white side of the sheet are future pages, the colored side is the cover.
Detailed step-by-step assembly instructions can be found below: Fold the paper in an accordion fashion: first in the center, then bend the edges to the center, bend from the center to the edges, and bend the edges back to the center (there should be eight . be) parts in total).
Bend the figure in half and divide one part into three equal parts with bends, unfold it. Bend the top corner so that the fold line is aligned with the center, repeat for the bottom corner.
Expand the sheet completely (you get the extreme fold line and triangles). Fold back the edge along the fold and put each triangle inside (it should look like in the picture).
Fold four sheets of origami paper in half. If you take standard sheets of 15 x 15 cm, the book will be quite small. If you really want to write, you should take sheets of 30×30 cm. Start by folding all four sheets in half.
- The side of the book is equal to 1/4 of the sheet used.
Cut all four sheets in half. Cut all four sheets folded along the fold line in the middle. In the end you will get eight sheets with an aspect ratio of 1 to 2.
- 7.5 x 15 cm, if you use standard size origami paper.
Fold one of the leaves in half. Take the first of eight sheets and fold it in half lengthwise. The folded sheet has an aspect ratio of 1 to 4 – 3.75 x 15 cm for a standard sheet size
Fold the same sheet in the opposite direction. You will need to fold the same sheet in half again, but this time crosswise. The folded sheet has an aspect ratio of 1 to 2 – 3.75 x 7.5 cm.
Fold the top back. Take the top of the folded strip and fold it outward by folding it in half. To do this, take the top layer on the edge and fold it back so that the edge coincides with the fold created in step 4.
Fold back the bottom side. This step is similar to step 5, but the same steps are performed from the bottom of the folded sheet. The bottom layer of the sheet after folding in step 4 is longer than the top one. Fold it outwards like the top layer.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for six more sheets. To create more pages for the book, you will need to complete steps 3 through 6 on a total of seven halves of the sheets you cut out earlier. Seven sheets become ten sheets of a finished book.
- The eighth sheet is not needed.
Arrange the folded pages in order. Once you have folded all the sheets, you need to fold them in a specific order. Seen from above, the sheets have the shape of the letters W or M. Arrange them so that W and M take turns.
- At the top, the line should look like MWMWMWM.
Join the sheets together. Fold the last section of the first sheet and the first section of the next sheet (the "legs") W and M) in a line and connect them by inserting the section of the second into the folds of the first formed in step 3.
Cut the fifth sheet of origami paper in half. When you have joined all the pages, you can create a cover for the book. First take the last piece of origami paper and cut it in half.
- Since this sheet serves as a cover, you can use a different color of paper or even a pattern.
Fold the top and bottom edges toward the center. Take half of the cut sheet and fold the top and bottom edges towards the center. You need to fold the sheet lengthwise so that its width decreases, not its length.
Center the page block on the cover sheet. Take the folded pages and press them down so the block is flatter, then center them in the future cover. To make sure you place it exactly in the middle, fold the long wrapper around the page block – the ends should be the same.