How to make an easy origami butterfly [folding instructions]

How to make an easy origami butterfly [folding instructions]


Models that fold paper in an unexpected way
and produce results that are a lot more impressive than the work you put in are always great. This simple origami butterfly is one such
wonder you should try your hand at. A square paper, colour-side down is where
we’ll start. Fold along one diagonal of the square. Unfold
and fold along the second diagonal. Now flip the paper over and fold it in half
along that central point formed by the last two folds. Open it all up and with the colour side up,
the model can now collapse into this double triangle form. With the longest side of the triangle towards
you, lift one of the corners on the side and fold it up to the top corner of the triangle. Repeat on the other half. Now flip it over and lift the single central
corner flap towards the longest edge of the triangle and over it. Fold the central part
of the line, but not the sides edges. Let those curve. Flip it over and you’ll see a small triangle
poking past the longest edge. You need to fold that back over to lock the whole thing
in place. Fold the whole thing in half along the central
line so that our small locking triangle is also creased at the centre and remains more
tightly in place. Your lovely little origami butterfly is ready.

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