Another quite common fold in origami. You’ll see it used in the Bird Base.

Petal Fold Step 1

1) Start off with a square base.


Petal Fold Step 2

2) Make a valley fold towards the center on each side.


Petal Fold Step 3

3) The completed valley folds. Crease the folds well and unfold them.


Petal Fold Step 4

4) Now make another valley fold across the top along the line.


Petal Fold Step 5

5) The completed valley fold. Crease this fold well and then unfold it.


Petal Fold Step 6

6) Now lift up the top flap and fold it back across the crease you just made near the top.


Petal Fold Step 7

7) As you raise the flap up you want to fold the edges along the creases you made in step 2.


Petal Fold Step 8

8) This is the end result. Most of the folds should fall in place because of the creases you made earlier. This is the completed Petal Fold.


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