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.

Halloween: Dracula Vampire Origami

Print and fold a Dracula Vampire Origami for Halloween
1. Print and cut out Vampire Origami.

2. To create the collar of Dracula's cape, cut along YELLOW LINE A. Do not cut beyond point A.
3. Repeat on other side, cutting along YELLOW LINE B.
4. Fold back along BLUE LINE C.
5. TURN ORIGAMI OVER, with printed side facing down.
    Fold up along YELLOW LINE D.
6. Fold diagonally along BLUE LINE E to reveal arms and cape.
7. Repeat on other side, folding along BLUE LINE F.
8. TURN ORIGAMI OVER. Dracula should appear as shown below.
9. Fold back along yellow horizontal line. Dracula is ready for Halloween!

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