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Traditional origami base

The Cupboard fold is a traditional origami base developed from the book form. It is so called because once the paper is folded, it looks like a cupboard with two doors that can be opened and closed. The Cupboard fold can be used to make many simple origami models.
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Use a square of paper, colored side down. Begin with a book fold. Valley fold the square in half. Press the paper flat, thereby completing the book fold. Unfold it completely.   Valley fold the left-hand side over to meet the vertical middle fold-line. Press the paper flat. Repeat the same with the right-hand side.   Here is the completed cupboard fold.


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Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov

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