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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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ALTERNATIVE WAY: Start with colored side up. Valley fold the opposite corners together, in turn, to mark the diagonal fold lines, and open them up. Then, turn the paper over.   Valley fold the opposite sides together in both directions, and open them up.   Bring the sides together and down towards you. Press the paper down neatly, thereby making the square base.


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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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