How to make origami butterflies

 

 

There are many kinds of origami butterfly presented here including traditional and modern models.

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Origami Butterfly

 

easy origami butterfly

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This easy origami butterfly takes only 8 steps to follow. The distinctive feature of this easy origami butterfly is that the back side is the same as the front one

 

Traditional Origami Butterfly

traditional origami butterfly

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The origami butterfly is based on so-called "twin-boat base". So you will learn what this twin-boat base is and how it is related to the butterfly.
 

Simple Origami Butterfly

simple origami butterfly

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This simple origami butterfly is easy to make (13 steps). A special folding technique involved in this model is squash-fold

 

 

 

Origami Butterfly Symbol

 

origami butterfly symbol

Level

Intermediate

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Initially the paper will be divided into 12 x 12 square cells and then a crease pattern will be applied.

 

Origami Butterfly IV

 

origami butterfly IV

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami butterfly is derived from a balloon base. The essential folding technique being used for this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Butterfly V

 

origami butterfly V

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami butterfly V is not derived from any base. It takes 33 steps to complete this model.

 

 

Origami Butterfly VI

 

 

origami butterfly VI

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami butterfly VI starts from 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique that you need to master for this model is separating the butterfly body from two wings by pulling them away.

 
 

Origami Butterflyfish

 

origami butterflyfish

Level

Intermediate / Advanced

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami butterflyfish is not for novice. You need to have at least an intermediate level in folding paper. This model starts from 8 x 8 matrix base. Several folding techniques you need to know for this model are squash-fold, inside reverse-fold, and nail-fold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following three butterflies make use of three kinds of sink-folds: (1) open sink-fold, (2) closed sink-fold, and (3) mixed sink-folds (open-closed sink-fold and closed-open sink-fold). If you want to learn these three sink-fold techniques, these are good examples to master them all.

 

 

Origami Butterfly

(open sink-fold)

 

origami butterfly based on open sink-fold

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami butterfly starts from a balloon base. The essential folding technique that you will learn from this model is open sink-fold. Also you will apply many times of inside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Butterfly

(closed sink-fold)

 

origami butterfly based on closed sink-fold

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami butterfly starts from a balloon base. The essential folding technique that you will learn from this model is closed sink-fold. Do you see the difference from origami butterfly I where closed sink-fold replaced with open sink-fold?

 

Origami Butterfly

(open-closed sink-fold)

 

origami butterfly based on open-closed sink-fold

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami butterfly starts from a balloon base. The essential folding technique that you will learn from this model is open-closed sink-fold. Also you will apply many times of inside reverse-fold.

 

 

 

 

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