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.

Vampire Bat Origami

Print and fold a Vampire Bat for Halloween!

 1. Print and cut out Vampire Bat Origami.

 2. With printed side facing down, fold in half along diagonal line, as shown.
3. Fold down along Line A as shown.
4. Fold up along Line B as shown.
5. Fold down along Line C as shown, to reveal bat's head.
6. Fold wing back along diagonal line as shown, to reveal bat's ear, as shown.

7. Fold wing forward along diagonal line. You should be able to see both the bat's ear and its arm.

8. Repeat on other side.

9. Crease back and forth along bat's fingers to create "accordion folds" as shown.

10. Your Vampire Bat Origami is ready to fly!

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