Origami Butterfly Step By Step Instructions

icon for viewcounter

2409 Views

icon for time to spend

2 Mins

icon for difficulty

Easy

icon for comments 5
Origami Butterfly Step By Step Instructions

Introduction:

This beautiful origami butterfly would make an awesome décor anywhere in your house. Making a 3D origami butterfly can be quite tricky to make, but with the help of this origami instruction, you can easily have your own. To make this intricate paper butterfly, it is better to use a sturdy piece of paper with a color on one side. That way it is easier to follow the instruction below.

Step 1

Crease the origami paper first

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 01

You will need a square piece of paper to make this origami butterfly. Fold the paper lengthwise and crosswise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 02

Diagonally fold the paper along the dashed lines. Crease the origami paper well and unfold.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 03

Bring all the four corners of the paper to the center. The center is the intersection of all the crease lines made in steps 1 and 2.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 04

Turn the origami paper to the other side.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 05

Again, bring all the four corners of the paper to the center.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 06

Unfold the origami paper until the first step.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 07

The paper should have crease marks like the image above

Step 2

Build the base of the origami butterfly's wings

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 08

Fold the left and right sides along the dashed lines.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 09

Fold point A down to point X. Do the same on the right side by folding point B down to point Y.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 010

Squash the paper as you fold.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 011

Repeat the previous steps on the bottom part of the paper. Fold point A upwards to point X. Do the same on the right side by folding point B upwards to point Y.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 012

Fold the bottom part upwards. Follow along the dashed lined as shown.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 013

This will be the wings of the butterfly. To make it look like a 3D butterfly, mountain fold the paper in half.

Step 3

Add some depth to the wings

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 014

Fold the top corners of the front wing diagonally to the middle.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 015

Diagonally fold the top layer as shown in the image above.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 016

Mountain fold the back wing of the origami butterfly in half.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 17

To make the origami butterfly more three-dimensional, fold the front wing diagonally to the left.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 18

Fold the right wing to the back.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Step 19

You’re almost done! Now open the wings out.

How to Make an Origami Butterfly - Finish

Your 3D origami butterfly is done!

Extra Tips

  • Make lots of these paper butterflies and turn them into a beautiful room décor.
  • Try making a butterfly put of a dollar bill! You can find how to make one at are dollar origami bill section!
Click to rate this article
[Total: 1 Average: 5]
Click to rate this article
[Total: 1 Average: 5]

No posts to display

5 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here