How to Make a Kite Base

Learn How to Make a Kite Base

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Learn how to make a kite base in order to create origami animals, like birds and fish, or flowers and vases. Similar to many other origami bases, the kite base begins with a square sheet of origami paper in whatever size you prefer.

Step 1

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Turn the paper over so the patterned or colored side is down.

Step 2

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Fold the paper in half along one of the diagonals. Crease it firmly and then unfold.

Step 3

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With the patterned side still down, turn your paper so it is in a diamond shape. The crease line should run vertically from top to bottom.

Step 4

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Fold the top point and side point into the middle, using the crease line as a guide.

Step 5

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Fold the other side, from the top to the side point into the middle. Make sure both sides are the same length on the bottom of the two folded sides; otherwise, your origami projects may not turn out correctly.

Additional Origami Bases

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Make a kite base as the starting point for simple projects. Intermediate to advanced projects may require the kite base, but could also begin with one of these origami bases:

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