Origami Basics: Bird Base

Origami Basics: Bird Base


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami. And I’ll be teaching you how to fold an Origami Bird Base. This video will be one of many included
in my new Origami Basics Series. Whether you’re new to origami or you’re just looking to brush up on the
basics, this will be the perfect series to get you started. The Bird Base is used very commonly in
origami. For example, it can be used to fold simple traditional models such as
the Crane and the Flapping Bird. In order to fold your Bird Base, you’ll need 1
square sheet of paper. If this is your first time, I recommend
using a 6″ or larger square with color on one side and white on the other.
And once you’ve prepared your paper, we’re going to start with our square with
the colored side up. And we’re going to start by folding in half diagonally. So
take this bottom right corner and fold it up to the top left corner. Align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and then unfold. Now we’re going to rotate the paper so
that the crease we just made now runs from the top left corner down to the
bottom right corner. And now we’re going to fold in half diagonally in the
opposite direction. So again we’re going to take this bottom
right corner and fold it up to the top left corner. Align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and then unfold. Now we’re going to turn the paper over. And once it’s turned over, then we’re going to fold in half horizontally. So
take this bottom edge and fold it up to the top edge. Align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and then unfold. Now we’re going to rotate the paper so
that the crease we just made is now held vertically. And then we’re going to do
the same exact thing. So we’re going to take this bottom edge
and fold it up to the top edge just like we did before. So again, align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and this time we’re not going to unfold. Instead, we’re simply going to turn the
model over, and we’re going to collapse along existing creases. So we’re simply going to pick up the model from both sides, and we’re going to push the left and right sides in towards one
another just to collapse along the existing creases. And as you’re doing
this, you’ll notice that the model does not lie flat. So I like to look at the
model from the top, and now you’ll notice that there are four
separate flaps. And what you want to do is push two of those flaps over to the
left, just like this, and push the remaining two flaps over to the right. And once the flaps are evenly distributed, then you can turn the model
back on its side. You’ll see that it’s shaped like a square, and then we simply
want to flatten it out along existing creases. And once you have this, this is
what’s known as the Preliminary Base. Now we’re going to fold over this bottom
right edge and align it with this vertical crease in the center of the
model. And we’re going to do that by first pulling over this right edge. And
as you’re doing this, you want to make sure that your only pulling over the top
layer. And from here you want to start at the bottom of the model, and you’re going
to work your way up aligning these edges with the vertical
crease. So just align the edges with the crease, just like this, and once the edges
are completely aligned, then you can make your crease. And now we’re going to do
the same thing on the left. So we’re going to take this bottom left
edge and again align it with the vertical crease in the center of the
model. So we’re going to start by pulling over
the left side of the model, just like this. Again, you want to make sure you’re
only grabbing the top layer, and then again we’re going to start at the bottom
of the model and work our way up aligning the edges with that crease, just
like this. And once the edges are completely aligned, then you can make
your crease. And then the model should look like this. And now we’re going to turn the model
over, and we’re going to do the same exact thing. And again we’re going to start with this
bottom right edge here and we’re going to align it with the vertical crease in
the center of the model. So we’re going to start by pulling over
the right side of the model, and this time there should only be one layer to
grab, and what we’re going to do is again start at the bottom of the model and
work our way up aligning the edge with that crease, just
like this. And once the edges are completely aligned, then you can make
your crease. And the model should look like this. And now we’re going to do the same thing
one last time on the left. So we’re going to take this bottom left edge here and
again align it with the vertical crease in the center of the model. So start by pulling over the top layer
of paper on the left side of the model. And again we want to start at the bottom
and work our way up until the entire edge is aligned with that crease, just
like this. Then you can make your crease. And once you’ve done that four times,
then your model should look like this. Now we’re going to unfold these two
flaps that we just folded in. So just pull them out to either side, just
like this. Then we’re going to turn the model over and do the same exact thing. We’re going to
unfold these two flaps here, just like we did on the other side, and then your
model should look like this. Now we’re going to make a new horizontal crease that connects these two creases here. And we’re going to do that by
pulling down this top corner, and as you’re doing this, you want to make sure
that the vertical creases on all layers align. And once this top edge reaches
the two creases that I mentioned before, then you can make your crease. Try to
make a sharp crease because you’re folding through a lot of layers. And then
the model should look like this. And once you have this, then you can
unfold. Now we’re going to do what’s called a petal fold. So in order to do that, we’re first going
to hold down this top triangle of paper here. So we’re simply going to hold the
model down flat just like this and then we want to take this very top layer of
paper and pull it back along this horizontal crease that we just made. So we’re going to do that by lifting up
this top layer. Again, make sure you only have a single layer of paper. And then
what we’re going to do is simply pull it back along the horizontal crease that I
mentioned before. We’re just going to pull it back like this just about as far
as it will go, and then you’ll start to see that the model will not lie flat. So in order to make the model lie flat,
we’re simply going to collapse along existing creases. So we’re going to start with the right
side of the model here, and what we want to do is take this right edge, and we’re
going to push it in towards the center of the model so that it aligns with this
vertical crease here. We’re going to do that by first pushing over the right
side of the model, and that you’re doing this, you’ll start to see that the paper
wants to collapse along existing creases. So we’re going to start at the bottom of
the model and work our way up flattening out the paper along those
existing creases. So just work your way up to the top of the model, just like
this, until the right side of the model lies flat. And then we’re going to do the
same thing on the left. So we’re going to take this left edge
here, and we’re going to push it in towards the center of the model so it aligns
with the center vertical crease. So once again, push this left edge over to the
right just like we did on the other side. And again you’ll see that the paper
wants to collapse along existing creases. And we’re going to start at the bottom
and work our way up, collapsing along existing creases until the entire left
side of the model lies flat, just like this. And once you’ve done that on both sides,
this is a completed petal fold. And once you have this, then we’re going to turn
the model over and do the same exact thing. And we’re going to start by
reinforcing this horizontal crease here. So we’re going to do that by folding
down this triangle as far as it’ll go. So we’re simply going to pull
it down like this. Then we’re going to reinforce that crease all the way across.
And then you can unfold. So once again we’re going to start by
lifting up this very top layer of paper, and we’re going to pull it back along
the horizontal crease. We’re going to pull it back, just like
this, almost as far as it’ll go. So again we’re going to start with the
right side, and what we’re going to do is take this right edge and fold it in
towards the center of the model so that it aligns with that vertical crease. We’re going to push it in like this, and
again you’ll see that the model wants to collapse along existing creases. So you can start at the bottom of the
model and work your way up until the entire right side of the model lies flat,
just like this. And once you have this, then we’re going to do the same thing
one last time on the left. So we’re simply going to push in the
left side of the model, just like we did before. And we’re going to start at the
bottom and work our way up collapsing along existing creases. So just flatten out the model along
those creases, and once you have that, the entire model should lie flat. And this is
the completed Bird Base. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video
tutorial on how to fold an Origami Bird Base. Be sure to check out the other videos
included in my new Origami Basics Series or try folding one of these models from
your completed base. Again, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Please comment, rate
subscribe, and thank you for watching!

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  2. I consider this advanced origami. from book figured out how to do blintz and flowers and the simple ones only haha

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