Welcome to our Origami Bird Base video. The Bird Base is a very useful piece.
It’s used in a number of birds, including the very popular crane, and flapping bird. We start with an origami Square Base, and the open side of the square base will be facing downwards as we’re showing here. Take the left corner and fold it into the centerline. You want to make all the creases nice and sharp, because we’ll be making a petal fold later, and we’ll need these
creases to be sharp. Repeat that fold on the right side. And then we’ll fold the top point downwards as we’re showing here. You want to make another relatively sharp crease. Now we’re going to unfold those last three folds and do a petal fold. The Petal Fold is really a type of
Squash Fold. We take this first layer and fold it straight up like this. Those sharp creases we made in the previous three (3) steps will be our guide for where to recrease the petal and squash and fold it flat. So make some sharp creases here, so that the crane or whatever bird you’re making will be very well folded. Turn the paper over, and you’re just going
to do a petal fold on this side. So again
make those three folds: the left side / the right side / the top
down. Take your time here… It’s time well spent to make the final origami piece look really good. So nice sharp creases Now unfold these three and make the petal fold. And it’s really that simple, and very useful to know. And here’s your Origami Bird Base! Just a Square Base and two Petal Folds.