Traditional origami base
The Kite base is a traditional origami base. It is so named for its shape. The Kite base can be used to make many origami models.
|Use a square of paper, colored side down. Begin with a shawl fold. Turn the square of paper around so it looks like a diamond, and use its diagonal axis. 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.||Here is the completed kite base.|
Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
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