How to make a bird-base in origami

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bird-base in origami



This page is for those who want the instructions to make a bird-base in origami.

A bird-base can be made by applying two petal-folds to a square base.

The instruction is shown below. Just click on "Ascend" button. You will be given a step-by-step guide how to apply a fold. If you miss a step, then just click on "Descend" button to go back to the previous step.

If the screen is blank, just wait until it shows a message saying "Are you ready to get started?". If you find any bugs on this instruction, please send an email toemail.

If you are ready now, let's have a fun learning to make a bird-base in origami.





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Bird base is an extension of Square base. Since I do not want to repeat the same thing, we will start with a Square base here initially.


origami bird base (step #1)


Start with a square base.


Here the open side is at the

lower half.

sorigami bird base (step #2)


Prepare for two valley-folds.


origami bird base (step #3)


Apply two valley-folds according to the step #2.


Prepare for another valley-fold.


origami bird base (step #4)


Valley-fold according to the step #3.


Prepare to unfold three previous valley-folds.


origami bird base (step #5)


Unfold all three valley-folds.


origami bird base (step #6)


Let's begin so-called petal-fold.


Lift the bottom corner upwards.


origami bird base (step #7)


Continue lifting.


origami bird base (step #8)


As you push the corner up, bring the edges in towards the middle and flatten them.


origami bird base (step #9)


Now you completed the petal fold.


origami bird base (step #10)


Prepare to turn the model over.


origami bird base (step #11)


Turn the model over.


Now, the situation is the same as the step #2.


Prepare to repeat the steps #2-9.


origami bird base (step #12)


Repeat the steps #2-9.


The bird base is now completed.