How to Make an Origami Butterfly That Flaps

Origami Flapping ButterflyLearn how to make an Origami Butterfly with instructions below.
Difficulty: Easy!

This brilliantly designed origami flapping butterfly by deg farrelly is fun to play with and fortunately, easy to make. The first time I saw this, I was intrigued by its flapping motion and how it appears to gently sit on your fingertips. I immediately began folding it and was surprised to see how something so cool can be so easy to make at the same time. I just had to create instructions for this origami butterfly and share this with you, but not before I designed its wings. Just follow the step by step guide and you'll soon know how to make an origami butterfly that can flap its wings.

P.S. deg farelly recommends folding the flapping butterfly with 8" to 10" paper because it flaps better. You can also split the paper in half and fold the butterfly with just a half sheet so that it's not so thick. That means you get to have two butterflies instead of one with just one sheet of paper! Thanks for the tip, deg!

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How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square sheet of origami paper, color side down. If you only have regular rectangular paper, follow instructions on how to make origami paper.
How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 2-1How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 2-2 Step 2: Simply fold the bottom half to the top half, making sure the edges meet, then unfold.
How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 3-1How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 3-2 Step 3: Fold the top and bottom edges to meet at the center.
How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 4-1How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 4-2 Step 4: Fold in all four corners so their edges meet at the center horizontal crease.
How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 5 Step 5: Fold down the top half.
How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 6-1How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 6-2 Step 6: Fold the center of the bottom half to the top half. Crease about one inch (2.5 cm) of the center only with your fingernail. Do not crease all the way.

Remove your finger and there should be a crease in the center only.
How to Make an Origami Butterfly Step 7 Step 7: Turn the paper over.

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