Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami. And today I’ll be teaching you how to fold an Origami Preliminary 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 preliminary base is used very commonly in origami. It can be used

to fold simple traditional models such as the Crane and the Flapping Bird, or it

can be used to fold more complex models such as my Logarithmic Spiral and my 8-Pointed EZ Star. In order to fold

your Preliminary 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, then 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 create a diagonal crease in the

opposite direction. So once 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 now 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. And now we’re going to rotate the paper so that the

crease we just made is now held vertically. And now 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 in the opposite direction. So once again align the corners and the

edges. Then make your crease, and then the model should look like this. And now we finished all of the pre-creasing for this model, so we’re simply going to turn it over and collapse along existing

creases. So from here we simply want to grab the

left and right sides of the model, and we’re going to push them in towards one

another, just like this. And as you’re doing this you’ll see that

the model will not lie flat. So I find it easier to look at the model

from the top. And now you’ll see that there are four separate flaps. And what we want to do is simply push two flaps over to the left, like that, and then push the

other two flaps over to the right. Now if you look at the model from the side once

again, you’ll see that it’s shaped like a square. And what you want to do is simply flatten out the model along existing creases. And once you have this, then your Preliminary Base is complete. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video

tutorial on how to fold an Origami Preliminary 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!

first comment

Very nice, i have been folding for a while now and your videos have improved a lot!

You have my continued support!

This really helped i have looked on around 3 videos and yours is the BEST, thanks

Excellent videos for me! I'm a beginner and you are so careful and slow in your lessons. Thanks!

6th

Excellent tutorial Evan. Keep it up