How to apply a balloon-fold in origami (animated instruction)
This page is for those who want the instructions to apply a balloon-fold in origami.
Balloon-fold consists of two diagonal valley-folds and one horizontal mountain-fold.
This technique is usually used to make a base called a balloon base.
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Here you will learn how to apply a balloon-fold in origami.
A balloon-fold consists of two diagonal valley-folds and one horizontal mountain-fold.
1. Prepare to apply a diagonal valley-fold and then unfold.
It is good to remember the arrow symbol that represents a valley-fold and a subsequent unfold.
2. Prepare to apply another diagonal valley-fold and then unfold.
3. Prepare to turn the paper over.
The arrow direction represents the paper movement.
4. Prepare to valley-fold in half horizontally and then unfold.
5. Prepare to valley-fold in half vertically and then unfold.
6. Prepare to turn the paper over.
7. Prepare to apply a balloon-fold consisting of two diagonal valley-folds and a horizontal mountain-fold.
8. Congratulation! You have completed applying a balloon-fold.
The "balloon-fold" symbol is represented by two valley-folded and one mountain-folded lines.
If we apply "balloon-fold", then a square paper will be turned into a "balloon base" .
In the next page, the instruction will show how to apply the balloon-fold in detail.