How to make origami insects

 

 

You can learn to make various kinds of origami insects here.

 

 

 

 

Easy Origami Beetle

 

easy origami beetle

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami beetle might be one of the easiest origami beetle you could fold from a square paper. One special folding technique you would learn from this model is a squash-fold

 

Traditional Origami Cicada

origami cicada

Level

Beginner

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This origami cicada is a traditional origami model and it is one of the easy model that you can make from a square paper.

 

Traditional Origami Fly

 

Traditional origami fly

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami fly is very similar to traditional origami cicada in folding sequence.

 

 

Traditional Origami Dragonfly

traditional origami dragonfly

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The origami dragonfly starts from bird base. One speical folding technique you will learn from this model is outside reverse-fold at step #12.
 

Traditional Origami Snail

traditional origami snail

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami snail starts from fruit base. One special folding technique you will learn from this model is bulging of eight shells.
 

Traditional Origami Spider

Traditional origami spider

Level

Intermediate

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This traditional origami spider requires two sheets of square paper. One paper will make a body and four legs while another paper for a head and four legs. Both of them starts with a frog base.

 

 

 

 

Origami Butterfly

 

Easy Origami Butterfly

 

easy origami butterfly

Level

Beginner

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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

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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

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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 IV

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

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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.

 
   

 

 

 

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

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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

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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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