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.

ALABAMA, the Yellowhammer State

Color the Alabama State Flag:

Admission: 22nd State (December 18, 1819)
Capital: Montgomery

The Heart of Dixie (unofficial)
The Yellowhammer State (originating from the Civil War)
The Cotton State (unofficial)

State Motto: Audemus jura nostra defendere (We Dare Maintain Our Rights)
State Song: Alabama, lyrics by Julia S. Tutwiler, music by Edna Gockel-Gussen

State Amphibian: Red Hills Salamander
State Bird: Yellowhammer Woodpecker
State Bird (Game Bird): Wild Turkey

State Butterfly: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

State Fish (Freshwater): Largemouth Bass
State Fish (Saltwater): Fighting Tarpon
State Flower: Camellia

State Flower (Wildflower): Oak-leaf Hydrangea
State Gem: Star Blue Quartz
State Insect: Monarch Butterfly
State Mammal: Black Bear
State Mineral: Hematite
State Reptile: Red-Bellied Turtle

State Tree: Southern Longleaf Pine

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