Origami bases are often the starting point of models and projects. The Preliminary Fold, or origami Square Base is one of a group of traditional bases that are used in both traditional and more modern origami design. A few more folds and it becomes the bird base.
TIP: Although it is very simple to fold, make sure you get the creases the right way round, otherwise you will end up with the Square Base’s close relative – the Waterbomb Base, which uses the same creases, just reversed.
How to Fold a Preliminary Base
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