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.

Christmas: Origami Christmas Tree

Print and Fold an Origami Christmas Tree for the Holidays!

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate


Print Christmas Tree Origami.

1a. Cut out image along outer solid lines.
1b. Turn over so that printed side is facing down

2a. Fold corners down along diagonal lines labeled "A".
2b. Fold down on diagonal lines labeled "B" as shown.
2c. Fold tree trunk up along line "C",
2d. Then down along "D".

3a. Fold along vertical line "E".
3b. Unfold and carefully form a "tent" along the diagonal lines as shown.
3c. Repeat on the other side, folding along vertical line "F",
3d. And folding a "tent" to form the tree trunk.

Your Christmas Tree is pau (finished)! Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree Origami

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