Easy Butterfly Origami

My new book, Easy Butterfly Origami features 30 bold full-color patterns designed to accurately portray the dorsal and ventral sides of some of the most beautiful butterflies from around the world!

Origami Folding Tips

Origami, from the Japanese ori (to fold) and kami (paper), began in the 6th century when Buddhist monks introduced paper to Japan. The print-and-fold crafts and easy diagrams are designed to help children with fine motor skills, directions and hand eye coordination. Some basic origami folding tips:
  • Print and cut out patterns carefully.
  • Fold with clean, dry hands.
  • Follow the instructions. Study the diagrams and be patient.
  • Be precise: fold each crease well, flattening the creases by running your fingertip over the fold.
  • Folding the paper away from you is easier than folding towards you.
  • Be creative...use your origami on greeting cards, holiday decorations, table place cards and bookmarks.

Origami: Mother's Day Card

Fold a Mother's Day card and adorn it with a bunny to show Mom how hoppy she makes you!

Difficulty: Easy


1a. Print Mother's Day Card.
1b. Fold in half, vertically.
1c. Fold in half again, horizontally.

Print Bunny Origami.

Cut out image along outer solid lines.

Fold in half along diagonal line A.

2a. Fold bunny's head back along line B.

2b. Turn your bunny over so that the printed side is facing up.

A. Fold back along line C.
B. Fold back along line D.
C. Fold back along line E.

Glue your Origami onto your Mother's Day Card.

Happy Mother's Day!

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