Origami Butterfly

origami butterfly
origami butterfly
Everyone knows that the art of paper-folding has been around for a long time; probably over a 1000 years. But, did you know that two of the oldest examples of recreational origami are butterflies called "Mecho" and "Ocho"? Mecho (female) and Ocho (male) are two paper butterflies that adorn sake wine bottles during Japanese wedding ceremonies. Read more here. A butterfly attracts our attention because of its beautiful, showy wings. But how can you appreciate it if it flutters away? And if it landed on you, you will quickly discover that under those angelic wings - it is just a bug.

An origami butterfly:
  • beautiful,
  • will not fly away,
  • is not creepy crawly,
  • won't fly away,
  • won't die on you.
In other words: it's perfect. If you can fold it, it's yours forever!


Origami Butterfly Diagrams

A Butterfly for Alice Gray (M LaFosse)
Australian Butterfly (S Aoyagi)
Boaz's Butterfly or here (B Shuval)
Big Squash Butterfly: pg 1 , pg 2 (C Santee)
Butterfly (H Birkeland)
Butterfly (R Katz)
Butterfly (A Yoshizawa)   variation: here and here
Butterfly (F Granadeiro)
Butterfly (M Kirschenbaum)
Butterfly (TP Kong)

Butterfly (D Abbey)
Butterfly (fabricorigami.com)
Butterfly (R Donachie)
Butterfly (origamicalendar.com)
Butterfly (K-D Ennen)
Butterfly (C Weber)
Butterfly (Y Kiat)
Butterfly pg 6 (J Koppel)
Butterfly/Farfalla Pg 1, 2 (D Derudas)
Butterfly Heart Card (J Shafer)

Butterfly Origami (T Yee)
Butterfly Ring (S Kase)
Cabbage butterfly (origami-club)
Cabbage White (A Barbour)
Farfalla/Butterfly (P D'Auria)
Farfalla/Butterfly (creareconlacarta.it)
Flapping Butterfly (P Bailey)
Flapping Butterfly (L Woodrow)
Flapping Butterflies (d farrelly)
Flutterby (P Bailey)
Janneke's Vlinder (R Donachie)

Lily-fly (KA Lundberg)
Lindenhof Butterfly (K-D Ennen)
Mariposa/Butterfly (DF Naranjo V)
Mariposa/Butterfly (S Taro)
Mariposa/Butterfly (JL Figueroa)
Origami Butterfly (K Kasahara)
Origami Butterfly (J Aston)
Origami Butterfly (enchantedlearning)
Origami Butterfly for Eric Joisel (M LaFosse)
Pureland Butterfly (J Smith)

Simple Butterfly pg 5 (J Koppel)
Snout Butterfly (AF Barbour)
Spotted Butterfly (A Guinta)
Traditional Butterfly (D Petty)
Waterbomb Butterfly (traditional)

$Butterfly (M LaFosse)
$Butterfly (S Hecht)
$Butterfly (C Randall)
$Butterfly (J Gilardi)
$Butterfly (C Edison)
$Butterfly Ring (C Edison)
Butterfly $ Tips (Kathy)
Ed's $Butterfly and here (E Halley)
$Fluttering Butterfly (J Andrisan)
$Fluttering Butterfly (R Neale)
$Stand Up Butterfly (A Anselmo)
$ Twist Tie Butterfly (make-origami.com)

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Yoshizawa butterfly variation

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money butterfly

dollar bill butterfly

dollar bill butterfly

dollar bill butterfly



Books
origami butterfly
Origami Butterflies by LaFosse, Alexander, Mudarri

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USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France

See International Origami Butterfly Competition and Exhibition

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