Simple Origami Butterfly Tutorial
These butterflies were made using the excess pages from a book folding project and are very simple to make.
Take a square of paper it can be any size depending on what size butterflies you want. In this step by step I have used a 3″ square
Turn the paper over and fold bottom left corner to top right corner, crease and open back out
Repeat above folding bottom right corner to top left corner, crease and open back out.
Start to push the two side in and you can see the triangle shape starting to form.
Press flat as shown above
repeat with the left side
Turn paper over and with the point of the triangle at the bottom lift the flap up so the point is over the top
With your finger just press and crease in the middle
and fold the point of the triangle over
Fold in half from right to left and just pinch where the point was folded over
this is now your basic butterfly – if you want to add antenna
Just lift up the folded point, place the antenna in the crease add a dot of white glue and fold point back over
hold in place for a minute or so for the glue to take, than fold in half from right to leaft again and pinch as before
now you can shape the wings if you wish and add a little ink around the edges too.
To get them to “float” on the book pages I have just taken a centimetre wide strip of thick acetate (packing acetate is ideal) folded the top over about a centimetre added some red taps or a dab of glue, decide what angle you want your butterfly and stick in place.
These will now just slide into the pages where you want them and and be stuck permanently to the page if you wish.