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.

Animals

Amazing Animal Facts
Batty for Bats
Crazy for Cats
Devoted to Dogs
Frogs: Poisonous Dart Frog
Frogs: Surinam Toad
Green Sea Turtle
Hawaiian Monk Seal
Insects: Kamehameha Butterfly
Sea Otter
Squeaking Caterpillars!
SWARMING DADDY LONGLEGS! The explanation behind the creepy phenomenon


Coloring
Birds: Hawaiian Honeycreeper
Poi Dog
Ocean Life
State Animal Emblems
Crafts
Mask: Great Horned Owl
Puppets: Owl and Turtle
Spider Pinwheel
Origami (Print and Fold)
Bat
Bat (Vampire)

Birds:
Butterflies:
Cats:
Fish:

Frog

Ladybug
ʻOpihi 
Puppy 1

Puppy 2

Rabbits

Sea Otter


Turtles:
Whale: Humpback




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