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Illustrated Craft Tutorial - How to Create Origami Wings for Butterflies

This craft project is recommended for kids ages 7 and up.



Origami Paper Butterfly 1

1. You need 2 sheets of origami paper. Start with the first sheet.

Origami Paper Butterfly 2

2. Fold the paper in half diagonally.

Origami Paper Butterfly 3

3. Now fold the right bottom edge over to the left bottom edge.

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4. This is how it should look now.

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5. Open your triangle up again until it looks like this. There is a crease in the middle.

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6. Now fold the first edge to line up with the center crease.

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7. And fold the second edge as well and now your piece looks like this.

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8. Now you have 2 folded edges that are touching the center fold.

First take the left edge that is touching the center and fold back so that the same edge is now touching the left lower straight side.

Repeat the same for the right side. Take the right edge that is touching the center and fold back so that the same edge is now touching the right lower straight side.

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9. After folding the second side, it now looks like this.

10. Take your second sheet of paper and repeat steps 2-9 again. Use the butterfly template (link can be found here Origami Butterfly Craft Project and create 2 identical butterfly bodies.


11. Place glue along the butterfly body’s neck and place the 2 wing pieces on the glue and press to stick.


12. Apply glue to the body part underneath the wings at the head and below the wings. Press the second body piece over it making sure the edges match. This way, the butterfly can be seen from the front side and back side.


13. Draw eyes and mouth on the butterfly und use a circle hole puncher to punch paper pieces that can be glued onto the body if you would like.




Spring Paper Crafts for Kids - Origami Paper Butterfly 200
Origami Butterfly Craft Project
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