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.

TENNESSEE, the Volunteer State


Admission: 16th State (June 1, 1796)
Capital: Nashville

Nickname: The Volunteer State

State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce
State Song: My Homeland Tennessee by Neil Grayson Talor and Roy Lamont Smith

State Amphibian: Tennessee Cave Salamander
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Bird (Game Bird): Bobwhite Quail
State Butterfly: Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
State Fish (Commercial): Channel Catfish
State Fish (Game Fish): Smallmouth Bass
State Flowers: Iris and Passion Flower
State Gem: Tennessee River Pearl
State Insects: Firefly, Honeybee & Ladybug
State Reptile: Eastern Box Turtle
State Trees: Tulip and Yellowwood
State Wild Animal: Raccoon

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