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.

MARCH 17: Saint Patrick's Day Crafts and Origami

Curious about Saint Patrick's Day? Here are two articles explaining traditions and myths about Saint Patrick:

The Facts, Myths and Traditions of St. Patrick's Day:

Who Was Saint Patrick?

Origami Leprechaun

Saint Patrick's Day Origami Greeting Origami
Print and fold a lucky greeting message for Saint Patrick's Day!

Saint Patrick's Day Clipart:

Saint Patrick's Day Shamrock Box
Print and Fold boxes for candies and treats.

More Saint Patrick's Day Boxes: Celtic Knots and Leprechauns


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