Complexity: simple / medium
This traditional model used a bird base as a foundation. Use a 20 cm (8-inch) square of paper, 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 a shape that, in origami, is called the preliminary fold.
Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
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