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# Origami – paper folding techniques

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## Dice

1. For a die, you will need a piece of square paper which you fold over on both diagonals. Then the 2 triangles on the sides which have been made are folded inwards and the whole thing is folded over so that one triangle is made.

2. Now fold the first layer of the triangles at the sides into the centre line so that the shape looks like this.

3. From the square in the middle, the left and right hand triangles are now folded into the centre line.

4. Now the top points on the whole triangle are folded downwards so that they touch the triangle which has just been folded inwards.

5. The two little triangles which are now lying horizontally together are now folded vertically inwards on the left and right towards the triangles which point inwards. In doing this, they should no longer be visible.

6. Now the shape is turned over and steps 3-5 are repeated on this side. Afterwards, the paper should look like this.

7. Now the top and bottom points are folded along the red line and opened up again. The die has it's final shape when you blow into an opening. Now the flat paper has become a real die and is now finished.

## Boat

1. To make a boat, the first step is to fold a piece of A4 paper along the horizontal centre line.

2. Now the sides are folded inwards along the lines shown.

3. The bottom part under the triangles are now folded upwards.

4. The same is now done on the reverse side and fold down the side corners so that they meet up with the outer edges.

5. Now the shape is opened up below and folded inwards on both sides. If you turn it 90 ° to the front it should look like this.

6. On the front and reverse sides the lower halves are folded upwards. Something which looks like a hat without a brim should be produced.

7. Now the corners which were folded upwards are folded back outwards so that the left and right hand sides move slightly inwards. The outer corners make the boat’s railing and it is now finished.

## Sailing boat

1. First of all, fold a piece of A4 paper as described under "boat" up until step 5.

2. Now only a small part of the lower half on the front and reverse sides are folded upwards.

3. If the triangles on the front and reverse sides are now pulled outwards again, a sailing boat with quite large sails has been made.

## Paper wallet

1. Fold a piece of A4 paper along the horizontal centre line. Now take a pair of scissors and cut a piece from the left hand side so that the remaining paper is approx. twice as high as it is wide.

2. Fold the corner triangles inwards both at the top and the bottom.

3. Now the top and bottom points are folded to the horizontal ends of the triangles

4. The top and bottom shapes are now folded to the horizontal centre line.

5. Now the right and left hand sides are folded backwards so that the triangles disappear.

6. The top part is now folded backwards and a triangle part from the centre is pulled outwards. The wallet is now ready.

## Aeroplane

1. You will need a piece of A4 paper which is folded in half length ways and then unfolded again.

2. Now the top left and right hand corners are folded down towards the centre line in triangles.

3. Repeat the same thing again – now you have the front of the aeroplane.

4. The right hand side is now folded over the left side. To make the right hand wing the right hand side is folded along the red line shown. Do the whole thing again on the left side and the wings are made.

5. To give the aeroplane a little more stability you can now fold the edges of the wings 90° upwards along the red lines and the aeroplane is finished.

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