Miura fold pattern
The cards that come with your Beautiful Discovery Box give you basic instructions for the Miura fold. Here is a trick that make the folding easier.
Fold along one straight line, then another in the opposite direction.
Repeat until all five straight lines are folded. You end up with a strip of six long overlapping columns, a zigzagging accordion fold.
Fold the entire strip along the diagonal lines, alternating direction, making the whole strip a zigzag, accordion fold.
Now unfold so you can see all the lines.
Here’s the more difficult (but fun) part. Fold all the dotted lines upwards, like a mountain. Fold all the solid dark lines downwards, like a valley. Note that this reverses the direction of half of the existing folds. Below shows the first dotted line completed.
Continue in this way. This part takes quite a bit of fiddling and adjusting. I really enjoy this part. But the first time I did it, I often was not sure it was working. It requires some patience.
Below is the completed result.
It can fold into a very small volume.