Making Butterflies

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Some of its creations, like the butterfly described below, are definitely simple enough for young girls to make. The butterfly is also a good critter for this journey?it?s a traveler between earth and sky. So these paper butterflies will make a nice keepsake?a reminder of the beautiful things found in nature. LIVING THE LAW, AND SO MANY SEEDS Keep in mind that the girls may not listen to the exact origami directions. They may just go off on their own and create their own folded paper creation. That?s part of the fun or origami!

How to Make a Butterfly in Four Folds

Start with a square of paper that?s at least 6 inches by 6 inches. If the paper has a pattern, put the pattern side down. Fold the paper in half along the diagonal to create a triangle. Then fold the triangle in half to create a smaller triangle. 66 Then fold one corner up to make one butterfly wing. Then fold the second wing up. Open the butterfly and you?re done! Press gently on the ?body? to make the wings flap!

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