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Traditional origami base

This is one of the best-know classic origami bases. It is named as a "bird" base, because it is a starting point for the traditional crane, flapping bird and many others birds. This base is known also as the crane base. This base is used to make a vast range of origami models.
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Valley fold the front flap's lower sloping edges over, so they lie along the middle fold-line. Valley fold the top point down as shown. Press them flat and unfold them. Repeat behind.   Pinch and lift up the front flap of paper, so that its edges meet in the middle.   Press the paper flat.
Turn the paper over.


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Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov

NOTE: These diagrams are for personal, non-commercial use only, and may not be redistributed or republished in any way without the express written consent of the creator. Please, feel free to fold the origami designs presented here for your own personal amusement and to teach your friends. Please contact us for any desired commercial use.


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