human ecology
Origami
Sadako Sasaki (1943-1955)

Bird base

Another traditional origami base.

Please e-mail me, if you have any trouble following these instructions. I will try to update these pages from time to time to make the instructions easier.

Start with the preliminary base. Make sure that the closed and open ends are in the right place.

Fold the top leaf on either side into the midline. And then fold the leaves out again.

Be as precise as you can with this stage, it makes the next stages easier.

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Lift the top leaf of the bottom corner. Fold it along the line, bringing in the two sides.

This will form the first wing.

Turn the model over and repeat the above steps.
This forms the other wing.
This is the completed bird base.


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Created 11/10/99
Modified 7/7/05