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Simple Butterfly

Unlike the other butterfly models, this simple origami can be made in just seconds. It’s very reminiscent of the beautiful butterflies that flit from flower to flower with their prettily patterned wings glistening. Make a few, then hang them from the ceiling where they’ll sway and replicate the gentle beating of the insect’s wings.



One sheet of 6 in (15 cm) square paper



1. Fold in half through the design to make a crease, then open the paper out and fold in half again across the design. Use a pair of scissors to cut halfway along the first crease.

2. Fold the paper in half. Turn over a narrow triangular flap from the end of the cut to ½in (1cm) down the left-hand edge.

3. Open out the paper using the new fold line as the main crease.


This project is from Origami Butterflies, Birds & Bees by Mari Ono. To get more blog posts like this one - direct to your inbox - be sure to sign up to our mailing list here.

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