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Traditional origami base

The square base is one of the most popular traditional origami bases. It is the foundation for several bases and an innumerable amount of models. That's why this base is also called as the preliminary fold. It is interesting, that if the square base is turned inside out, it becomes the balloon base. And on the contrary the same happens with the balloon base. These classic forms demonstrate one of the miracles of origami. Try two ways to fold this base.
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This should be the result.
Turn the paper over.
  Repeat the actions again: lift the top half up along the middle fold-line, then open out the paper and squash it down neatly into a square.   Here is the completed square base. But there is a shorer way of folding the square base as shown in the following steps.


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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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