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Easy Origami Butterfly

This is an easy origami butterfly. You can use various size paper to create smaller or larger butterflies.


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Easy Origami Butterfly Step 1: Fold an origami boat base. You should have the following to begin with.





Easy Origami Butterfly Step 2: Fold the right and left tips of the upper half to the top.







Easy Origami Butterfly Step 3: Make a mountain fold and fold the upper half under the bottom half as follows.






Easy Origami Butterfly Step 4: Make another mountain fold.






Easy Origami Butterfly Step 5: We're now going to make a small fold at the dotted line.






Easy Origami Butterfly Step 6: Now open up the paper and let your origami butterfly flutter away!



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From reader in San Lorenzo " These are my Origami Butterflies, there are three in all. And they are all on top of each other. The Big one was easy to make but the small one, was really hard. "



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