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a cute little paper butterfly
This is my first tutorial so please bare with me! Also please excuse my man hands! I dont know why they are looking so big, I have to say it was rather difficult trying to take pictures of the action with one hand! But I hope you find this easy to follow.

Posted by Jessica H. from Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom • Published See Jessica H.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Butterfly - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a square of paper, fold it diagonally both ways and then in half both ways (should look like this if you unfold it). Leave the last fold folded so you have a rectangle.

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

    (this is the picture i stuggled the most with). Take each top corner and fold them inwards to the middle so you make a triangle.

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

    You will find you have a top layer and a bottom layer. Take the bottom tip of the top layer on one side and fold it up towards the top tip. Do the same again on the other side.

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

    Turn the paper over and fold the bottom up to the top but leave about a thumbs size overhang at the top. The over hang will become the head later on. (the amount you leave will depend on the size of the paper you start with)

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

    this bit is also quite tricky. Turn the paper over again.

    you will have two top tips, take one down. As you take it down the side will try to bend in, help it to bend and flattern it (as im trying to show you in the picture?!?!)

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

    Do the same on the other side and it should look like this...

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

    Turn the paper over once again. Take the over hang from earlier and fold it down flat against the top of the paper. then fold the tip back up to create the head. it should look like this when done.

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

    Fold the butterfly in half back on its self (it should start looking like a butterfly now, We're almost there!)

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

    Imagine 2 lines down the butterflies body, I've drawn them in to help you. Fold both wings forward along these lines (i tend to do it with the body still folded in half, i've just opened it to show you the lines)

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

    Thats it! One beautiful butterfly.

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almightyinPINK
almightyinPINK
Oh This helped a lot. Using the pictures, I had to figure out how to get the same look though... XD but definitely worth it. thanks.
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Ariel B.
Ariel B. · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US · 23 projects
Definitely trying this later! It's so cute!
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Jessica H.
Jessica H. · Lowestoft, England, GB · 7 projects
ha! now you've admited it I'm goign to sign you up for making hundreds for the wedding!
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Skacore_Princess
Skacore_Princess · Aberystwyth, Wales, GB · 29 projects
Yup, I managed to do it.
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