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.

Cat Origami

Crazy for cats? Choose your favorite feline and print and fold a cat origami.

Difficulty: Easy (suitable for young children)

Click on a cat to print your origami and follow directions.

Orange Tabby Cat Origami


1. Cut out origami cat pattern along outer solid lines.

2. Fold back along diagonal line.

3. Turn your origami cat over, so that the printed side faces DOWN.

4. Fold ear down along diagonal line as shown.
Repeat on other side.

5. Fold cat's ear up as shown.
Repeat on other side.

6. Turn origami over with printed side facing UP.
Fold back top (white section) of cat's head.
Fold back bottom of cat's chin.

Now your origami cat is done!

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