Origami Basics: Preliminary Base

Origami Basics: Preliminary Base


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!

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