The blintz base is a traditional origami base, named after a thin pancake of Slavic orgins. It is formed by bringing all four courners of a square to the center point. Blintz can also be used as a type of fold meaning bringing all four corners to the center and as a verb. George Rhoads helped to pioneer the usage of the base. The blintzed bird base and the blintzed frog base are derived from it.
- Create a diagonal crease on the square paper by folding two opposite corners together.
- Unfold and fold to the other diagonal. The direction of the folds that will be done is irrelevant, as they are for guidance only.
- Use the creases created as guidance while you fold the corners of the paper into the center.
- It should look like the illustration below.
A modified blintz base folding technique is the way to create a paper lotus.