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BALLOON BASE
Traditional origami base

The Balloon base is a traditional origami base. This base is known also as a "waterbomb" after the best-known traditional model of the waterbomb for which this base is used. The balloon base can be used to make many origami models. There are several ways to fold this base, try one of them.
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Use a square of paper, colored side up. Valley fold the square in half from left to right. Press it flat and unfold it. Then valley fold the square in half from bottom to top. Press it flat and unfold it. After that, turn the paper over.   Valley fold the top edge over to lie along the left-hand-side, thereby making a triangle. Press it flat and unfold it. Then valley fold the top edge over to lie along the right-hand-side. Press it flat and unfold it.   Press the middle of the fold-lines, until the sides pop up. Bring the sides together and down towards you. Press the top down neatly into a triangle, thereby completing a balloon base.

 

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Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov


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