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.

Halloween: Origami Bat 1

Print and fold an Origami Bat for Halloween! Create your own Halloween cards and window decorations.

Difficulty: Easy


1. Print and cut out Bat Origami.

2. Fold back on diagonal line A. Unfold.
3. Repeat fold on diagonal line B. Unfold.

4. Fold up on line C. Unfold.

5. Your Bat Origami should be creased as shown:

6a. Using the creases as guidelines, create a "tent" form as shown.
6b. Cut bat ears along red lines, as shown.

7. Fold bat head down.

8. Fold along D, and E, to form your Origami Bat's body.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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