Origami Bird Base

The origami bird base consists of an origami square base, with the front and rear folded into a petal shape.

As the name implies, it’s the base for popular traditional origami bird models.

The origami square base is the foundation for the origami bird base and origami frog base.

How To Make An Origami Bird Base


1 Origami paper 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)


The origami bird base requires the following origami fold and base:
Fold: Origami valley-fold
Base: Origami square base

Note: Steps 1 to 4 are instructions for the origami square base.

Step 1: Take an origami paper, make valley-fold diagonally and unfold.

Step 1 Origami Bird Base

Step 2:  Turn over the paper.

Step 2 Origami Bird Base

Step 3: Valley-fold in half edge to edge and unfold.

Step 3 Origami Bird Base

Step 4: Collapse along the crease and flatten, to form origami square base.

Step 4 Origami Bird Base

Step 5: Valley-fold the lower left and right edge to meet the center crease.

Step 5 Origami Bird Base

Step 6: Valley-fold the top corner down as far as the previous folds allow and crease.

Step 6 Origami Bird Base

Step 7: Unfold the folds done in Steps 5 & 6.

Step 7 Origami Bird Base

Step 8: Lift the bottom corner of the flap upwards.

Step 8 Origami Bird Base

Step 9: Flatten the flap along the creases made in Steps 5 & 6 such that its edges meet each other at the center.

Step 9 Origami Bird Base

Step 10: Turn over the paper.

Step 10 Origami Bird Base

Step 11: Repeat Steps 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 to form an origami bird base.

Step 11 Origami Bird Base

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