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.

ARIZONA, the Grand Canyon State

Color the Arizona State Flag:

Admission: 48th State (February 14, 1912)
Capital: Phoenix

Nickname: The Grand Canyon State

State Motto: Ditat Deus (God enriches)
State Song: Arizona March Song, lyrics by Margaret Rowe Clifford, music by Maurice Blumenthal

State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog
State Bird: Coues' Cactus Wren
State Butterfly: Two-tailed Swallowtail
State Fish: Arizona Trout
State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
State Gem: Turquoise
State Mammal: Ringtail
State Reptile: Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
State Tree: Blue Palo Verde

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