The Origami Spinning Top: Part 1

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A spinning top is a slightly more advanced origami model that is fun to create anywhere. Learn tips from an origami expert on how to begin folding the base for this model in this free video clip.

Part of the Video Series: Advanced Origami Folding Instructions
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In this clip I will show you how to make a spinning top. It is a moderate skill model, so it requires some moderate skill. It is a fun model, unfortunately I don't know who the source is, I learned it from a folder who in turned learned from another folder at a origami USA convention in New York City. So for the very base, it's made of three pieces. For the very base we are going to start out with a windmill base. For each of these flaps, we are going to do a squash fold, so that it forms a nice rectangle. Do a squash fold for all four sides, with a windmill base, squash fold them down. And for each of these squares we are going to do a petal fold, fold the raw edges in for all four squares, for our guiding crease for our petal folds, for all four squares.

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