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This is a very easy project. It was found on the net, but I could not identify its author.
This butterfly is the symbol of a japanese origami association

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  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 1
    Step 1

    Chose a collored square piece of paper, and fold on the diagonals...

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 2
    Step 2

    ... like this

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 3
    Step 3

    Appearence after step "2"

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bend one of the side up, alligned with the central axis

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 5
    Step 5

    Again, the other side

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the lower part backwards
    (NOT it the middle)
    See picture

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 7
    Step 7

    Unfold what you've done on steps "4"...

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 8
    Step 8

    ... and "5"

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 9
    Step 9

    A "z" fold will define the insect's head.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fold up on the central axis, and hold the wings together.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 11
    Step 11

    You'll get this.

    Now hold just the head area, and bend down the wings

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 12
    Step 12

    And here is your butterfly (from below)

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S S.
S S. · 24 projects
I discovered that Ceres had already published an equal project on March 29th 2010! (http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/simple-origami-butterfly).
Though neither one of us is the creator, she was faster!(lol). My apologies :o(
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