Part 9 The Petal fold and the Bird base

In a Petal fold, a layer is lifted, opened up and flattened. It usually consists of two mountain folds and a valley fold.
The Bird base is probably the most commonly used base in origami. It starts off with a preliminary base, and both sides are then Petal folded upwards. This creates a base with four long points that can be folded into many different forms.
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The flapping bird is one of the most well-known origami models. After folding the bird base, three more folds create the flapping bird. To get it to flap properly, you will need to curl the wings slightly. Rub your thumb along the outside of them. If you hold where shown, pulling the tail causes the wings to flap.
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