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We all have been doing mathematical origami. In childhood they put together the most elementary crafts. We learned to make airplanes, cranes, dogs, cats and much more. This skill is reminiscent of focus, since a beautiful figure is born from a simple sheet of paper in a few minutes. Occupation mathematical origami does not involve material costs and you need only paper for it. This activity is very interesting, and most importantly safe, even for small children.

## What is good about mathematical origami?

The mathematical origami class allows developing imagination, fine motor skills, motor and spatial memory in beginners, also concentrates attention, develops communication skills and creative skills. Origami is a good opportunity to occupy yourself with something interesting, useful, have fun, develop new skills and discover talent. There are many types of mathematical origami and each of them has its own characteristics. There is a simple origami, modular, wet folding technique and others. Origami can also be useful not only for children. For example, in a box made of mathematical origami, you can put a gift. To do this, you do not need to put a lot of effort. You can make a gift box in minutes from just a few pieces of paper.

## What materials are required for mathematical origami?

Before you start you need to stock up on all the materials. For mathematical origami you will need heavy paper: white and colored. It is advisable to take office paper, it is more dense. Also, if the figure is complex, then you need glue to connect the parts of your crafts. Sometimes sharp scissors may be required. In order to properly mark the bends, check the angles of the required ruler. Additionally, you can use ready-made eyes for toys, various ribbons, beads, beads for decoration.

## How to choose the right paper for mathematical origami?

White paper, as already mentioned, is better to use office. Since it is more dense and not very smooth. Colored office paper is also good for mathematical origami, because it does not turn white on the folds. Suitable for this hobby will also be: foil paper, pages of glossy magazines, as they are durable and do not tear. Bad options is the use of school colored paper. It is very thin, quickly breaks, if you glue the parts, then glue stains appear. You can also purchase mathematical origami kits. The paper in these sets can be with patterns, can be two-sided or monotonous.