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Hey loves, today I'll show you how to make these adorable paper butterflies. You can
make a few of them and stick them on a wall for the loveliest room decoration ever!
Making this paper butterfly is so simple and it literally doesn't take more than 2 minutes.
I will show you slowly how to fold the paper step by step so everyone can understand.
Look pal, this is my childhood photo. I was pretty, but now I'm gorgeous! Show me yours!
- Nah, man. I rather not... - Come on you gotta show it to me, I'm your friend. - Alright
then. hahaha...:) Ok that's enough you two!
To make a butterfly you only need a square piece of paper. If you're using a normal A4
paper, fold one corner up diagonally and cut the unfolded excess piece away like me. This
way you get the perfect square without having to measure anything. I already have some square
pieces of paper in a lot of different colors and I am going to pick this burgundy one.
You can use a larger or smaller piece of paper, depending on how big you want your butterfly
to be. I want my butterfly to be solid burgundy red so I'm starting with this side facing
up. My side of a square is around 14 centimeters or 5 inches.
Fold the bottom half of the square up to perfectly cover the upper half. Unfold the paper and
flip it to the other side. Now I have this patterned side of paper facing up. Take one
bottom corner and fold it diagonally. Unfold it and then take the other bottom corner and
fold it diagonally towards the other upper corner. As you can see, we now have three
leading lines. And If you've done them correctly like me, you should be able to easily fold
the paper into a triangle like so. You need to have the longest side away from you, so
it's like a triangle turned upside down. Take the upper angles of the triangle and fold
the paper down like me. Turn your project around again having the longest side away
from you. Take the bottom corner and fold it up so that it sticks past the longest side
like so. Now you have this little triangle shape on top with the opening in the middle.
Take one half of the triangle and take it down. You will need to fold some paper on
the side to make it completely flat. This will give your butterfly a beautiful wing
shape. Then do the same with the other half of the triangle. Turn your work around and
you will see a little triangle sticking out on top. Fold it down first and then fold a
smaller triangle up like me. This will be a head of our butterfly. Flip it around again
and fold it in half. Lastly, fold both wings again leaving a small part for butterfly's
body. Unfold slightly, turn it upside down and there you have it. A cute origami butterfly.
I decided to also make some butterflies from pink and zebra patterned paper. I love how
easy and fast these are to make but look fantastic in the end. You can use them as room decor.
Take a small piece of tape and loop it to get a tube with the glue on the outer side.
Place it on the bottom of the butterfly and now you can stick it wherever you want! On
the wall, closet doors, windows you name it. I decided to jazz up my New York wall with
these adorable butterflies dancing in the sky. Every plain white wall will instantly
look so much better, especially if you use colorful paper like me. Ignore my weird happy
dances here, I was just too happy with the result.
So, what do you think? Will you try to make them too?
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