Origami Bases

 

 

When you are making some origami model, you will be doing the same set of folds in the beginning stage even though the final outcome is different. These set of folding in the beginning stages is called origami base and you need to know a few bases since they are coming over and over depending upon models of origami you are working on.

 

 

Square Base

square origami base

 

Square base is a fundamental base.
 

Balloon Base

balloon origami base

 

The relationship between square base and balloon base is like the one between valley-fold and mountain-fold.

 
Bird Base

bird origami base

 

As the name implies, this base is for making an origami crane.

 

 

Kite Base

kite origami base

 

Kite base is a simple base in origami but used in many important origmai models such as origami bird and swan.
 

Fish Base

fish origami base

 

Initially you will be applying a kite base for two times and then applying two outside reverse-folds. This fish base is abundantly being used for makeing origami fish.

 

Fruit Base

fruit origami base

 

This fruit origami base is derived from the well-know square base. This base can also be derived from balloon base.

 

 

Frog Base

frog origami base

 

This frog origami base is derived from fruit origami base. The fruit base is come from the well-know square base. You can also find the instruction of making a frog base from traditional origami frog up to the step #27.

 
 

Lily Base with Six Petals

Lily origami base with six petals

 

As the name says, this base is needed when you fold an origami lily with six petals. Real lily has six petals. So if you want to have a six petals lily, you need to start with a regular hexagon paper.

 

 

Calyx Base

 

calyx origami base

 

This base is needed when you fold a flower calyx. A various kinds of calyx can be maded from this base.

 

Calyx Base with Five Sepals

calyx origami base with five sepals

 

This base is needed when you fold a flower calyx with five sepals.

 

Calyx Base with Six Sepals

calyx origami base with six sepals

 

This base is needed when you fold a flower calyx with six sepals.

 

 

3x3 Matrix Base

 

3x3 matrix origami base

 

From this instructional pages, you will be able to make a origami base with 3x3 matrix cells.

 

4x4 Matrix Base

 

4x4 matrix origami base

 

From this instructional pages, you will be able to make a origami base with 4x4 matrix cells.

 

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6x6 matrix origami base

 

From this instructional pages, you will be able to produce a origami base with 6x6 matrix cells.

 

 

8x8 Matrix Base

 

8x8 matrix origami base

 

From this instructional pages, you will be able to produce a origami base with 8x8 matrix cells.

 

12x12 Matrix Base

 

12x12 matrix origami base

 

From this instructional pages, you will be able to produce a origami base with 12x12 matrix cells.

 

16x16 Matrix Base

 

16x16 matrix origami base

 

16x16 matrix origami base will let you make a origami base with 16x16 matrix cells. If you have already learned how to make a 8x8 matrix base, you can skip to the step #7, i.e., the page 5.

 

 

Masked 8x8 Matrix Base

8x8 matrix origami base

 

From this instructional pages, you will be able to produce a origami base with masked 8x8 matrix cells. The name "masked" is given since it would be the exactly 8x8 matrix base without the masking of four corners.

 

Masked 16x16 Matrix Base

16x16 matrix origami base

 

From this instructional pages, you will be able to produce a origami base with masked 16x16 matrix cells. The name "masked" is given since it would be the exactly 16x16 matrix base without the masking of four corners.

 

6x8 Matrix Base

 

6x8 matrix origami base

 

This 6x8 matrix origami base will let you make a origami base with 6x8 matrix cells.

 

 

 

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