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.

Origami Poinsettia

Print and fold an Origami Poinsettia for Christmas! Great for home-made crafts, cards, gift tags and Christmas tree decorations.


1. Print and cut out Christmas Origami Poinsettia pattern.

2. With printed side facing down, fold diagonally as shown.

3. Repeat diagonal fold on opposite side, as shown.

4. Fold upper corner of Origami Poinsettia down, as shown.

5. Fold corner up, as shown, to create poinsettia petal.

6. Repeat on right corner...

7. And repeat on left corner...

8. Turn over...your Origami Poinsettia is finished! Merry Christmas!

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