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How to make origami butterfly

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Have you ever wanted to make a butterfly but never had the time or patience to do it by hand? Well, now there is an easier way to get that beautiful butterfly design on your paper – with origami! This simple, but creative, art form is easy to learn and can be done in just a few minutes. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have a beautiful butterfly flying off of your paper in no time!

What You’ll Need

In order to make an origami butterfly, you will need the following supplies:

-A square piece of paper that is at least 20 cm by 20 cm (8 in. by 8 in.)
-A pair of scissors
-Origami paper
-Foldable string or twine
-Instructions

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1. Starting with the unfolded wings, fold each wing in half along the short edge, tucking the end under. Crease the fold. Do this again, but this time fold each wing in half along the long edge, so that they form a “V” shape. Trim any excess string or twine.

2. Next, unfold each wing and position it so that the tips are touching the top left corner of the square paper. Center each wing on its corresponding corner. Using your folded arms as handles, gently press down on both wings to secure them in place. Trim any excess string or twine. Repeat with the other wing.

3. Next, use the scissors to cut a small hole in the top left corner of the square paper. This is where you will attach your butterfly’s wings.

4. Finally, use your foldable string or twine to tie a knot in the center of each wingtip.

How to Make the Butterfly

Tips for Making Origami Butterflies

This origami butterfly tutorial is a great way to show children how to make a repeating fold pattern and create a beautiful winged insect. By following these easy steps, you can fold this paper creature in just minutes.

First, start by folding the paper in half along the long edge. Make sure the creases are evenly spaced. Next, unfold the paper so that it’s in its original shape. Now unfold the bottom half of the paper and place it on top of the top half. Use your fingers to crease the two halves together. Make sure that the creases line up perfectly. Do not over-crease or you will have a difficult time inserting the wing later on.

Next, fold one of the bottom corners up so that it meets one of the top corners. Crease this fold carefully so that it forms a little “V” shape. Next, do the same thing with the other corner. Make sure that both V’s are lined up correctly and that they are folded as high up on the butterfly as possible.

Next, use your fingers to gently push down on one of the V’s so that it opens up slightly wider. Now take yourorigami knife and make a small slit in the middle of the V. This will allow you to insert the wing later on. Finally, fold the top of the V back up so that it meets the bottom of the original V. Make sure that the creases line up perfectly.

Now it’s time to insert the wing! Fold one of the wings in half so that it forms a “C” shape. Make sure that the “tip” of the wing is pointing down. Now unfold the wing so that it covers up all of the origami butterfly’s body except for its “tip”. Use your fingers to gently push down on one end of the “C” so that it forms a point. Do not over-push or you will damage your butterfly’s wings!

Finally, fold the other wing in half so that it forms a “V” shape. Make sure that both “tips” are pointing down and that they are covering up all of your origami butterfly’s body except for its “tip”. Again, use your fingers to gently push down on one end of each “V” so that they form points. Donot over-push or you will damage your butterfly’s wings!

Congratulations! You have now completed your origami butterfly!

Conclusion

If you are looking for a fun and easy project to do, why not try making origami butterflies? They are simple to make, and even children can enjoy creating them. All you need is some paper, aOrigami folding knife, and some patience. So give it a go and see how quickly you can create your very own Origami butterfly!