Origami Butterfly Fish (Peter Engel) – Part 2

Origami Butterfly Fish (Peter Engel) – Part 2


Hello! Today we will be folding an
Origami Butterfly Fish designed by Peter Engel. This model is not very difficult
to fold and it looks great when it’s completed. Now we’re going to create a rabbit-ear
along the creases that we just created. But as you may have noticed, I only
marked certain parts of each crease. just to where they meet in the middle. So
we’re going to be focusing on these two bottom creases here. And what you want to do is collapse the model along those two creases at the same time. So we’re basically just going to push them in at the same time, just like this. And once you have
this, then you can squeeze the middle until you have a little flap, just like
this. And once it comes to the middle, and you have this flap, then you can fold it
over to the left side. Now we’re going to create a rabbit ear on the bottom. So the first thing we have to do
is create the creases like we did on the top. But the only thing is there’s no
references like we had on the top, so we’re just going to have to approximate. Now if yours is a little bit off and it doesn’t look exactly like the top when
we’re done, you can fix that later. So don’t worry about it. Just try to get as
close as you possibly can. Now I’m going to start my crease about
here. And I’m going to pick there because that’s about the same distance as it is
from this edge to this edge here. So go about this distance down, and that’s
where you want to start your crease. Where you decided to make your crease is where we’re going to pretend there’s going to be an imaginary line. And you
want to align this edge here with that imaginary line. So just like we did on
the top, we’re just going to start your crease
about where you think it should be. And another way to figure out if your
reference is accurate is see if this is about the same distance away from model as this point. So just see if they come somewhat close to each other. And again
what we’re going to do is create a 90-degree angle here. So with this edge
and the middle edges here. So once you have something that looks about accurate, then make your crease. So it should look something like this. And then once you’re
done that then you can unfold that one. And then you’re going to do the same
thing on this side. So we’re just going to pretend we have that imaginary line
again. And then what you want to do is try to align this edge with the
beginning of the other crease that you just created. So again, try to align this
on your imaginary line, just like this, and then make sure you have that
90-degree angle here. Once you have those then just make your crease. And then you
can unfold. Now we’re going to collapse the rabbit
ear. So again, just like we did on the top, we’re going to pull along these two
creases at the same time. So just pull in and then you’re just going to squeeze in
the middle to create that little flap, just like this. And then once you’re done,
you can fold it over to the left just like we did on the top. Once you’re done,
it should look like this. Now we’re going to work on these two
fins. So we’re going to start with the top one and then what we want to do is
fold this over to the right side. But we’re not going to fold it along this
middle crease here. We just want to start here where the middle is, and then we’re
going to pull it over. And we want this top edge to align with the top edge when
you fold it over. So once you fold it over, just like this, make sure that this
edge (this part of the folded edge)aligns with the folded edge underneath. So just
like this. Just like that, and then you want to do the same thing on the bottom. So just fold it from the middle here. Hold it down and align it with the edge
underneath, just like this. So basically all you’re doing is aligning this edge
with the edge underneath, just like that. Now we’re going to focus on this top fin
here. And we’re just going to fold it back over to the left, but not along the
crease that we just created. Now we’re going to create another crease. And this
crease is going to extend from where these creases and this edge meet. So just
right there, the beginning of this crease. It’s going
to start there and then it’s going to run up to the top here where the edge of
the model is. So basically we’re just going to fold this over and then you
should notice that there’s that crease running down the center of the model. And you’re just going to align the edge with that. So basically just fold this over where
you see that center crease, and you should have something like that. Now we’re going to unfold the top the model. And you can do that by pulling
on this flap. So just pull it up until all the creases underneath it unfold, and
you should have something like that. Then you’ll notice the horizontal crease that
I’ve marked here. So there should be a diamond and there should be a horizontal
crease inside it. You want to focus on that horizontal crease. Now with that
horizontal crease, we’re basically just going to fold this top part behind the
model. So just make sure that this part is a mountain fold. So just make sure it
sticks up like a mountain. One side should be a mountain and one should be a valley, so just make sure that it’s one mountain-fold, just like that. Then what
you want to do with this part here is fold it underneath the model. Just fold it
back, just like that, and once you’re done it should look like this. Now we’re going to create another rabbit
ear. And we’re going to create this rabbit ear along these two creases here. So to do
that, like we did before, we’re just going to push in along those two creases at
the same time. So just push in both of these edges into the center of the model, just like this. And then as you’re doing that, you’ll notice that it will come
together in the middle, just like before. Only this time you have a little smaller
flap in the middle. And once you have that, then you can just fold it over to
the left side. Now we’re going to unwrap the flap that
we folded back a few steps ago. So to get it out we’re just going to pull it out
from the bottom. Put your finger underneath the bottom and pull this flap
up, just like this. Now your rabbit ear will unfold a little bit, but that’s okay. And
now what I want you to notice is that horizontal crease that we saw before. And now there’s two diagonal creases above it. We want to focus on those. So these
two diagonal creases, we want to make sure that they’re both valley folds. So
pinch them from the bottom, making sure that they’re both valleys. And as you’re doing
that, do it simultaneously and then you’re basically creating a little
rabbit ear on the top. It should be the same technique. And now once you have
that, once you’ve collapse that top part there, then you’re going to collapse the
original rabbit ear. Just fold these edges in together. And then you should
have that little flap in the middle like we had before. And now what you want to do with that is just fold it over to the left. Once you’re done, it should look like
this. Now what we’re going to do to finish off the model is insert this flap here into the pocket here. So we’re just going to
insert this corner here inside of this little pocket on the flap up there. So
the easiest way to do it is to bring them towards one another. So just bring
them together like this. Insert the flap into the pocket as far as it’ll go. And then the tail will be complete. So
just hold the tail there. And then what you want to do is pull the model like
this. So just stretch it to flatten out the rest of the body, just like this. And
once you’ve done that and you’re satisfied with your model, then your
Butterfly Fish is complete. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial on how to
fold an Origami Butterfly Fish designed by Peter Engel. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

92 thoughts on “Origami Butterfly Fish (Peter Engel) – Part 2

  1. thank u for such detailed video….i got it right, at my very first trial…….although, i watched it many times before attempting………very good…….

  2. ok so i messed up the tail and used sticky tape.. the up side is it kinda looks like a stealth bomber soooo alls well that ends well

  3. ok, that was sooooooo unclear but i made it. thx anyway and plz try to make your videos a bit more clear.

  4. Don't need to approximate: If you fold the model in half and rabbit ear to that crease it comes out perfect

  5. i cant figure out the last part so i cut a slit in the back of the head and slid it in so my fish doesnt have middle fins

  6. i got stuck on it too but here's a tip, the tiny pocket is the square behind the triangle. flod it flat first, then it will be easier to insert 😀

  7. shut up and fold, this video takes a long time to show something not that complicated because you talk too much instead of showing the folds. this could easily be put into one video. it's frustrating that there's two parts and both take forever because you talk and explain instead of folding.

  8. wow, amazing,I liked it, only I will repeat watching at least twice to really get it,but I am a slow person, I'm gonna make some for my grandchildren……thanks a lot!!

  9. You are making it so hard and I can't follow you speaking because you do steps that I'm necessary that was really the most that video I've ever seen about How to origami

  10. You really suck kiddo … Just stop making videos …. Its complicated and dont talk muuuuuuuch !!!! I wasted my time …. Just please stop making videos!! TWO THUMBS DOWN!!!

  11. why do people say such mean stuff? that's just weird how crazy people in the world say such stuff just because it's online. i'll be laughing when u pee in your pants when u go face to face.

  12. OMG, I did it!!! I looked kind of difficult, but doing it slowly as you explain each step really worked for me. Thanks!

  13. i figured it out on my own the moment i folded the tail fins 🙂 thank you youre vids make it so easy to learn ive gotten every single one ive tried 🙂

  14. This is difficult, the last part is difficult. Mine turned out a head of a cat hahahahaha. 😂😂😂😂

  15. Great tutorial, it was very detailed so I understood everything.  My only piece of feedback is, and please don't be offended, your tone was kind of boring.  Try to sound more loose and laid back so people don't get bored and click away.  Because you have a lot to teach, other than that keep up the awesome work!

  16. nossa muito muito bom vc ensina direitinho eu consigui fazer tudo e my fish perfect tenks by fish perfect perfect

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