Traditional origami base
This traditional origami base is named as a "diamond" base because of its shape. The diamond base uses the kite base as its foundation. The diamond base can be used to make many origami models.
|Use a square of paper, colored side up. Begin with a kite base. Valley fold it in half from side to side, thereby making a triangle. Unfold it completely.||From the top corner, valley fold the right-hand and left-hand sloping edges to meet the middle fold-line. Press them flat, thereby making the kite base.||From the bottom corner, valley fold the right-hand and left-hand sloping edges to meet the middle fold-line. Press them flat.|
Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
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