Making origami: modular egg


Every first Sunday after the spring full moon celebrates the bright feast of the Resurrection of Christ - Easter. The attribute of the holiday, of course, is the Easter egg. It symbolizes the new life. In this article we will teach you how to make your own hands using the 3D origami technique "Easter egg"

Every first Sunday after the spring full moon celebrates the bright feast of the Resurrection of Christ - Easter. The attribute of the holiday, of course, is the Easter egg. It symbolizes the new life.

In this article we will teach you how to make your own hands using the 3D origami technique "Easter egg". After reading the entire article to the end, you will understand the principle of work and you yourself can easily come up with your own scheme of the Easter modular egg and reproduce it.

Egg modular, origami: master class

To perform the work will require 273 triangular module. The color scheme may be different. You can use all modules of the same color or, as in our example, two color shades. At will, color scale can be increased. From one sheet of A4 paper turns 32 parts.

Getting to the preparation. To do this, we consider how many sheets we need: we divide 273 parts by 32 pieces. It turns out approximately 9 sheets.

It is worth considering the fact that in no case, making origami "modular egg" you can not use thin sheets of paper, since the module will be fragile and may break during the assembly process. If you still have only thin paper at hand, then try to make modules of two layers.

The principle of obtaining blanks for modules

Getting started:

  • We fold the A4 sheet in half, cut, then work with each half of the sheet separately.
  • We take one half and also fold in half. Using a clerical knife, cut the bend line.
  • Putting the two halves together, we again combine the corners and cut off in the middle of the bend.
  • We repeat this until a blank sheet of 5.5 x 3.5 cm is obtained. If everything is done correctly, then from one half of the sheet you will receive 16 blanks.
  • Similarly, we make with the second half of the sheet.

If you work with both halves at once, then the last cuts may be inaccurate or you generally simply cannot make them and then assemble a beautiful modular origami egg because of the thickness.

For beginners, it is best to cut each bend with a knife separately, then it will be smooth, and the details will be standard. This will help you collect a praiseworthy item.

Creating Origami Parts "Modular Egg"

Now you need from the resulting blanks to add 273 triangles with two pockets. We execute these modules for origami "Easter egg" as follows:

  1. We take a rectangular blank, measuring 5.5 cm x 3.5 cm, fold it in half horizontally so that the sides of 5.5 cm long are joined.
  2. Bend the resulting detail in half vertically and unbend. This is necessary in order to outline the middle of the rectangle.
  3. We fold the edges of the rectangle to the middle, that is, to the fold that we outlined.
  4. We turn over the resulting product.
  5. Bottom edges, resulting in the process of bending, lift up. There should be, as a result, a detail in the form of a paper cap.
  6. We bend the remaining corners through a large triangular detail, as if bending around it.
  7. Unbend the edges that raised the bottom.
  8. After that, repeat steps 6 and 5 in reverse order. First, bend the corners along the resulting labels, then raise the bottom edges up.
  9. The resulting detail is bent in half, corner to corner.

As a result, we get the finished module, which has two corners and two pockets, about which we wrote at the very beginning.

Module assembly

As you can see, modular origami-egg, the assembly scheme of which was provided above, is not difficult to do. A small difficulty can overtake at the very beginning, but if you adapt yourself, then you can easily cope with it.

We start with the assembly of a circular series. Since the second row holds the modules of the first, it means that we collect two rows at once, and the subsequent ones are already added to the product by 1 row:

  • In order not to confuse the number of modules in the rows, put yourself two piles of 8 pieces each. in each, to your right and left. This is the number of modules needed for one row.
  • We take two modules to the right and fold them one to another, then take one module to the left and insert the corners into the pockets in the middle of the first and second modules from the right hand pile.

  • We attach the third module to the second, on the right side of the first row and, inserting it in the pockets, we catch it with the help of the second module of the second row.
  • We continue, further adding the 4th module of the 1st row and the 3rd module of the second.
  • We also do this until we reach the 8th module of the first row. It must be connected in a circle with the first eighth module of the second row.

These first two rows are very heavy in assembly, as it is necessary to hold all the details together so that they do not fall apart. In them we spent 16 white modules.

The third row is much more convenient to do, compared to the first two, but still it is worth holding the entire structure tightly with your hand to avoid breakage. We also count 8 modules and in the same way we insert them all into the pockets of the second row. On this third row of the origami design "modular egg" is over.

Increase of modules in construction

In the fourth row, we change the color as desired. It will be necessary to increase the number of modules to 12 pieces. Increase as follows:

  • It is necessary to insert the module into the pocket of the previous row with only one corner, and leave the second free, so we make it to the middle of the structure.
  • In the middle of the row we insert into both pockets and continue to the end - the last two corners again into two pockets. Thus, we get a series of 12 modules.

The total number of modules spent is 36.

  • The fifth row is again white, 12 pieces. We do it in the same way - each corner of the module is in its own pocket.
  • The sixth row is increased to 18, the assembly takes place in white corners.
  • The seventh row also 18 white modules.
  • Eighth row - 18 pink details.
  • The ninth row is increased to 27 whites.
  • The tenth and eleventh row - also in 27 details.

The total number of modules was 183 pcs.

Reduction of modules in construction

On the 12th row we begin to reduce the number of modules. You can either insert the corners in one pocket or insert 2 corners into one pocket, try any of them and see how you prefer to work.

In that case, if you use not enough thick paper, then the “one pocket several corners” method will not work, since the whole origami design “modular egg” may burst.

  • So, in this series should get 18 pink modules.
  • Next, the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth rows are doing 18 parts of white.
  • The sixteenth row is 12 pink modules.
  • The seventeenth and eighteenth row are equal to 12 white. They will be the final in our modular Easter Egg design.
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