# How to cut a circle?

Many people enjoy a kind of hobby called origami and paper crafts. This is a difficult, but very entertaining business can be compared with art. To make the products worthy of admiration will require considerable skill, skill and talent. Almost everyone can master the technique, but to invent something new from paper - the task is much more difficult. As they say, test yourself first in an easy task. For example, cut an even circle out of paper. To perform a seemingly simple task, you can use a variety of methods.

## Cut circle using compasses

A circle is a perfectly even figure, from the center of which and to all its edges the distance is the same. This distance is called the radius of the circle. If the question is how to cut a circle out of paper, you can use an excellent stationery tool - compass.

This device, invented by mankind, has the appearance of two wooden or iron segments connected to each other. At one end of this segment is a pencil, and at the other - a sharp ending.Using this tool, you easily draw a circle of any diameter. I think you know how to cut a circle out of paper with scissors. This simple method is suitable for making one blank.

If you want to cut a lot of round blanks, take a compass and use it to draw a smooth circle on paper or on cardboard. After that, attach the blank to the paper or cardboard and cut out the mugs with a scissors or clerical knife. So very quickly you will cut for yourself the necessary number of round blanks.

## How to cut a circle without compass

If there is no compass on hand, then you can use the method that is often used when teaching children applications. For this you need a sheet of paper and scissors. Take the paper, and, if it is not square, bend it to make a square. Excess piece cut off. Now we bend a square shred in half, so that we get a triangle. Bend the triangle again and then again. The more such manipulations, the smoother the edges of the circle. But we will be enough two times. Now we take the scissors and cut the arc along the edge of the part with smooth movements.We expand the part, if everything is done correctly - it will turn out to be an even circle. Snowflakes are cut in the same way.

Another ingenious and easy way to cut a smooth circle. This is the use of patterns. If it is not, any object of a round shape (plate, cup) will do. Adjust it to paper or cardboard, draw a pencil around it and cut an even circle around the contour.

If you have a metal stencil, the task is made easier since this special tool was created to draw the correct circle. You should attach the stencil to a piece of paper or cardboard and fix its position. You can cut a circle around the contour with scissors or a knife. The disadvantage of the method is that it is difficult to determine where the center of the circle is, and that the stencil can slip off its place and the shape can be oblique.