How to make an Origami Kite Base
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This page is for those who want the instructions to make an origami kite base.

Kite-base is a base made by applying two "valley-folds" to a square paper to make a kite shape.

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 an origami kite base.





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How To Make An Origami Kite Base
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Kite base is a simple base in origami but used in many important origmai models such as origami bird and swan.



Kite base 00A

This is the front side of paper.


It is somewhat shinier compare to the back side.


Kite base front side

Here the back side of the paper is shown.

Kite base step #1


Let's start with a paper's back side facing up.


Prepare for a valley-fold along a diagonal line.


Kite base step #2


Apply the valley-fold of the step #1.


Prepare to unfold it.


Kite base step #3


Open the paper.


Prepare for two valley-folds.


Kite base step #4


Apply two valley-folds according to the step #3.


You've just completed making a kite base. The name "kite" is originated from the shape which resembles the kite.