Paper Butterflies

butterfliesOfficially it’s Spring! And while Spring has yet to show its beautiful colors here, I thought it would be nice to create a little spring of our own to brighten the day with these paper butterflies.
I found this idea on

butterflies1butterflies2You will need:

  • Colored Oragami Paper or construction paper cut into squares
  • Pipe-cleaners

  1. Select two complimentary color paper squares and a coloured pipe-cleaner.
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  3. Take one piece of paper and fold it in half to form a triangle.
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  5. Now fold half of the square into an accordion by folding the paper down and then back up again about a 1/4 – 1/2 inch high.
  6. Turn the triangle over and continue folding the other side the same way.
  7. Repeat steps 2-3 for the second piece of paper.
  8. Place two folded papers on top of each other with the folded points touching.
  9. Cut pipe cleaner in half and twist around the middle of the papers.
  10. Gently fan out each of the four “wings” of the butterfly. Adjust the “wings” and the pipecleaner antena and Voila! Instant Spring!



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