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: Frog

Frog Origami

Click here to print Green Frog
Click here to print Blue Frog

Difficulty: Easy


1. Print frog origami and cut out image along outer solid lines.

2a. With printed side down, fold along diagonal line.
2b. Unfold and repeat the diagonal fold on other side.
2c. Unfold and fold back along horizontal line.

3a. Unfold. Your origami should be creased as illustrated.
3b. Carefully fold along creases forming a "tent" as illustrated.

4a. Fold the right "tent" corner up to the "peak" as illustrated.
4b. Repeat on the other side. These flaps will form the frog's front legs.

5a. Fold left side over to the midline.
5b. Fold right side over to the midline.

6a. Fold bottom up along the solid line as illustrated.
6b. Fold down along second solid line. This will form the hind legs.
6c. Fold front legs forward along dashed lines as illustrated.

Your Origami Frog is ready to hop!

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