Origami Butterfly Instructions and Diagrams

This origami butterfly is absolutely beautiful and looks even better with nice origami paper. The wings spread out nicely and the body comes up a little to give it a more realistic look. The head adds another dimension of realism and if you like, you can make and attach some antennas for a more complete look.

Origami Butterfly
Origami Butterfly
by Atsushi Tajiri
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper. If you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
Step 2 Step 2: Fold the paper in half by folding the upper left corner to the lower right corner.
Step 3 Step 3: Unfold.
Step 4 Step 4: Fold in half again by folding the upper right corner to the lower left.
Step 5 Step 5: Unfold.
Step 6 Step 6: Fold in half again by folding the top half back.
Step 7 Step 7: Unfold.
Step 8 Step 8: With your finger, push down on the middle so that it pops in.

Click "Next" to continue making the origami butterfly.

Submitted by Yarilis Martinez

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