Origami Fish Base

The fish base is often used in origami. This fold forms the basis of most types of fish that can be made from paper. To create it, you need only one sheet. You can use special paper for origami or a printer. The original size is 15×15 cm. It is convenient to work with it. If you need a larger fish, the dimensions can be changed or reduced as desired.

Step 1

Prepare a sheet of paper.

Step 2

Fold it in half to the vertical axis. Crease the fold line nicely with your fingers.

Step 3

Open it again to see the center fold line.

Step 4

Fold both sides towards the center, starting at the bottom.

Step 5

Open the paper again.

Step 6

Now, you need to fold the sides to the center, starting to bend them with the top portion.

Step 7

Open the paper again and check the resulting folds.

Step 8

Look at the dotted lines on the figure in the photo.

Step 9

You need to make folds along them.

Step 10
Step 11

Now, let’s fold the figure along the dotted lines shown in the photo.

Step 12

The base for the fish is ready, you can use it for your origami creations.

This is a very simple origami folding algorithm, so it can be safely used for working with children. It can be part of your family or educational leisure. This is a great development activity!

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