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Origami Butterfly

Original model created on 01/07/2016 - Published on 21/07/2016

Origami Butterfly instructions and tutorial

Learn how to make a beautiful bicolor origami butterfly with this easy tutorial. Use 2 colors paper to get different colors on the wings of your butterfly.

This origami butterfly is a new model that I designed. It is very simple and easy to fold, even for origami beginners, and kids will love it!

With its wings of different colors, this butterfly model looks very different from other origami butterflies (the traditional origami butterfly, the famous butterfly from Akira Yoshizawa, and the very beautiful butterflies designed by Michael LaFosse). There are many possible variations and color changes for the wings and the body, and you can choose to make the wings round or angular, the body narrower or more rounded etc. By varying the proportions you can make many different butterflies. I posted pictures of several variations on my Flickr account and I will publish video tutorials for them soon, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Origami Butterfly video instructions

To make a Butterfly in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami Butterfly

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a Butterfly (photo diagram and/or video).

Butterfly - step 1

1. Origami Butterfly

What do you think of this butterfly? Could you send me pictures of the butterflies you fold using this model so that I can add them to the gallery? If you would like to participate in a worldwide paper butterflies collection, send me pictures of your butterflies at stephane@origami.plus Thank you!

Let me know also if you use this butterfly for your paper crafts (greeting cards, scrapbooking etc.) or DIY projects!

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Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

Your origami Butterfly photos

If you fold this Butterfly, please send me pictures of your paper Butterfly so that I can show them here.

Photos of origami Butterfly

Origami Butterflies

If you make an origami butterfly, please send me a picture so that I can add it to the origami butterflies gallery below! Thank you!

Many different origami butterflies

Origami butterflies based on the same model. Video tutorials coming soon on the Origami Plus YouTube channel!

Blue green butterfly

A beautiful blue and green butterfly folded by Raksha Ananthan. Thank you very much Raksha, I love this paper with the butterfly pattern!

Golden Butterfly

Mariposa de oro by Yñiguez Leandro from Santa Fe, Argentina. Muchas gracias Yñiguez!

Blue and pink butterflies

Lovely butterflies folded by Annette Bussmann. Thank you very much Annette!

Seaside butterflies

Chasing butterflies at the seaside! (Britanny, France)

What do you think of this Butterfly?

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Origami is the art of folding paper to create animals, plants, objects and geometric forms.

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