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How to make an easy but beautiful Origami Rose

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There are many beautiful Origami roses but most of them are way too difficult.  This one is easy and yet, still pretty.

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How to make an Origami Father Christmas, Santa Claus 2

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I am sorry there is only a video of me making it at the moment. I may upload the instructions when I get more time.

This is a slightly more difficult version of Father Christmas compared to the Origami Father Christmas 1 (Santa Claus) and Origami Christmas Tree.   This is made out of one piece of Origami paper.  Therefore, in a way, it is more traditional type of Origami, although it uses scissors and glue.

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How to make an easy Origami Father Christmas, Santa Claus 1

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Here are the instructions and the video of how to make Father Christmas (Santa Claus).
This is easy one and non-traditional one as it uses three pieces of paper and glue.

I also posted a slightly more difficult version of Origami Father Christmas (Santa Claus) here and Origami Christmas Tree.

Step 1:

Fold up tiny bit on the bottom.  This will become Father Christmas’ white fringes of sleeves and the bottom parts of his costume.

Step 2:

Fold up tiny bit again on the opposite side as well. Keep it almost as same size as you did on the bottom.

Step 3:

Fold on half.

Step 4:

Open it.

Step 5:

Fold up to the middle which you made.

Step 6:

Fold to the other side to the middle as well.

Step 7:

Turn it over.

Step 8:

Fold to the middle.

Step 9:

Fold to the other side to the middle as well.

Step 10:

To make Santa’s sleeves by folding up at the blue lines, like so.

Step 11:

Do the same to the opposite side.

Step 12:

Place it like the picture 1. Then fold it down. Then, now you should see the body of Father Christmas.  Please adjust his length of legs and body as you like.

Step 13:

Make his shoulder less pointing by folding back.

Step 14:

Use hole punch wastes (white circle papers) and glue them as his buttons.

Step 15:

Use 1/4 x 1/4 of the body for his hat and face.  You need two of them.   Make a triangle.

Step 16:

Open it and fold to the middle.

Step 17:

Do the same on the other side.  Then turn it over.  This will become his face.

Step 18:

Now make his hat.  Make a triangle.

Step 19:

Open it and fold to the middle like so.

Step 20:

Do the same to the other side.

Step 21:

Fold up at the blue line and make a red triangle.

Step 22:

Open it and fold at the red line and make a small triangle

Step 23:

Fold up again

Step 24:

Fold up once again

Step 25:

Turn it over.

Step 26:

Fold to the middle.

Step 27:

Do the same on the other side.

Step 28:

Turn his hat over.  Put his face into the hat and glue them together.

Step 29:

Use two piece of circle paper from a hole punch waste to make his hat top (optional) and glue to the body.

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How to make an Origami Christmas Tree

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Christmas is approaching so, here are instructions how to make this pretty Origami Christmas tree.  Hope you like it.  It is not difficult as it looks. Please try it and add to your Christmas decoration.  I also posted Origami Father Christmas 1 (easier) and Origami Father Christmas 2

If you find it difficult to follow any of my instructions,  I am sorry and just let me know.

Anyway, here are the video and the instructions.

Step 1:

Fold on half diagonally and make a white triangle. (The coloured side should be inside.)

Step 2:

Open it and fold on half diagonally and make another triangle. This time, you can see the line which you made at the first step in the middle of the triangle.

Step 3:

Open it again and fold in half with coloured side and make it rectangle.  You can see a  triangle in the rectangle which you just made.

Step 4:

Open it once more and fold on half again.  Then, make another rectangle.  You can see four triangles in it.

Step:5

Fold at the red spots with the loose sides down.  Then, push it and  flatten it.   Then, it should become a square.

Step 6:

Fold up to the middle line.

Step 7:

Open it back.

Step 8:

Flip over the left triangle to the right.  Now  you should be able to see the line on the right.  This step makes it easy to fold in the next step.

Step 9:

Fold back the triangle to the middle and put your finger into the pocket up to the top.  Then, flatten it.

Step 10:

Turn it over and repeat the process of step 6 to 9 till you finish all.  You have to do it 4 times in total.

Step:11:

Distribute the layers evenly and flatten it.  There should be four layers each on both sides.

Step 12:

Cut the bottom

Step 13:

Cut it into a tree shape.

Step 14:

Imagine three even horizontal lines and write small dots where arrows are pointing.

Step 15:

Write lines from the dots as in the pictures below. Cut above the lines which are indicated in red so that they will be hidden when they are fold.

Step 16:

Fold into a tree shape.  Fold only the top layer at the red lines.

Step 17:

Turn it over and repeat the process.

When you finished the both sides, reveal the sides with white trunks.  Then, flatten it and fold at the red lines again.  Then, turn it over repeat the process till you finish all.  Then you are almost there!

Step 18:

This is the most exciting part!

This part is tricky so, please watch the video first so that you understand more clearly what I mean here.  It is from about 4:47.  Anyway, there should be eight layers and hold five of them with one hand. Then, with scissors cut off tiny bit of the top with an angle. This will decide how big the hole of your star will be. If you cannot decide or imagine the size of your hole at this point, it might be better to start with a small one because if you think the hole is too small, you can make it bigger later but if you cut it too much here, you cannot change it.

Then, slightly pull the side of the three parts which you are not holding with,  in order to avoid to cut them through.  You can draw a line as a guideline before cutting, if you wish.  Then, cut only five layers up to the middle line carefully. The position where you cut will decide the size of your star.  Therefore, please do not too close from the tip.

After cutting up to the middle line, lift the star part very carefully, and now you should be able to see your star.

Congratulations!

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*Japanese Haiku by Basho

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てんぷら

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Proposal Daisakusen

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Ken Iwase is at his friend, Rei Yoshida’s marriage ceremony. However, he in fact still loves her and regrets not having confessed his feelings towards her. A fairy lets him travel back in time and try one more time to get Rei’s heart.

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Food Exercises – Obento Unit 6 A1

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Haiku

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●ぶんけい

V-マス ながら、~

V-dic.ことが すきです

N しか ~Negative

chikara

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Kimono

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●ぶんけい

V-マス やすいです / V-マス にくいですN1 のほうが N2 より~

N2 N1 ほど~Negative

 

④ ~(も)~し、~(も)~

S1 から、S2 S1 が、S2 ( S: Sentence)

 

 

chikara

 

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TJF Photo Data Bank

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Setsubun

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Japanese Zodiac Chart

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一月 (January)

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Tsunagaaru

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日本の年末

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Kids Web Japan

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Origami Club

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おこのみやき

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ふぐさし a blowfish

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なっとう

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わしょくのあさごはん Japanese breakfast

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ラーメン raamen

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おにぎり

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とうふ

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うなぎ (eel)

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やきとり

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うどん

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すきやき

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