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.

Crafts: Space Shuttle Paper Model

Difficulty: Easy


1. Print and cut out paper model shuttle body, tail and wings. Make sure you do not cut off the tabs. Cut slits along red lines as indicated by red arrows in diagram.

2. Fold tail in half. Crease flaps as shown.

3. Insert tail into cut slit on top of fuselage, as shown. Secure tail with tape or glue.

4. Fold bottom of body under as shown.

5. Bend fuselage and secure as shown. Slide wings into cut slits on body.

6. Fold back of shuttle up and secure with tabs. Fold front of shuttle down and secure to the underside with tabs.

Enjoy your Paper Model Space Shuttle!

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