Origami Valley Fold
  • In origami valley-fold, the fold done in the paper is such that it lays over the top of the surface of the paper.
  • The valley-fold is usually referred to as the “fold”.
  • When unfolded, the fold sinks along the crease which resembles a “river valley”. Hence, called valley-fold.
  • The two basic origami folds are the valley-fold and the mountain-fold. The valley-fold is the most used fold in making origami models. The mountain-fold is the opposite of the valley-fold.

Note: The ways to fold the valley-fold is horizontally, vertically, diagonally etc.

Example of a valley fold

Step 1: Position the origami paper.

Step 1 Origami Valley Fold

Step 2: Fold the paper diagonally at the top-left edge. Crease the paper to form a valley-fold.

Step 2 Origami Valley Fold

Why is it called valley-fold?

Step 1: Take origami paper.

1 Valley Fold

Step 2: And, fold the left edge of the paper to meet the right edge. Then crease the fold.

2 Valley Fold

Step 3: Unfold the fold made in Step 1. The crease along the unfolded fold resembles a valley. Hence, called valley-fold.

3 Valley Fold

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