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 Santa Gift Tag or Christmas Card

Print and fold an Origami Santa to use as a gift tag or a Christmas card.

Difficulty: Easy


1. Print and cut out Origami Santa along outer solid lines.

2a. With printed side facing down, fold up on line A.
2b. Fold diagonally on line B.
2c. Repeat diagonal fold on line C. 
2d. Fold Santa's body up as shown.

3a. Turn Origami Santa over, with printed side facing up.
3b. Fold Santa's arm down as shown.
3c. Repeat on other side, and your Origami Santa is finished!

Merry Christmas!

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