Michael LaFosses Origami Butterflies: Elegant Designs from a Master Folder by Michael G. LaFosseFold beautiful papercraft butterflies with this easy origami book.
Whimsical, exquisite and fragile, butterflies and moths have enchanted and inspired people for centuries. Origami artist Michael G. LaFosse is no exception. His original butterfly paper-folding techniques are a dramatic new development in origami—which some have hailed as the most important advance in origami since the first paper cranes appeared centuries ago. Hundreds of LaFosse butterflies have been featured in exhibitions around the world and his iconic designs are now eagerly sought and widely imitated by folding enthusiasts everywhere.
Michael LaFosses Origami Butterflies presents original paper folding projects from LaFosses extensive butterfly and moth repertoire, including all his personal favorites. This collection has many rarely-seen origami designs, and several of the models illustrate new technical and design achievements made possible by the ingenious LaFosse Origami Butterfly Folding System. This exciting new book with accompanying DVD represents the culmination of a lifetime of designing and perfecting the art of origami butterflies. It contains everything you need to create your own unique collection.
This origami book contains
112 page, full color book
26 original designs
Colorful diagrams and pictures
Advanced paper folding techniques and tips
These elegant forms—each created from a single square sheet of paper without cutting or glue—showcase the versatility of the origami folding system. All are deceptively simple, yet provide a solid foundation for creative flights of fancy in the hands of an experienced folder. Clear step-by-step instructions show you how to make literally hundreds of different variations by making small adjustments to a few key paper folds! Whether dry-folded from recycled candy wrappers or wet-folded from expensive handmade papers, these designs exemplify the best aspects of the paper folders art today.
Origami butterflies include:
A Butterfly for Vanessa Gould
The Butterfly for Robert Lang
A Butterfly for Eric Joisel
A Swallowtail for Guy Kawasaki
The Boston Butterfly
The Mudarri Luna Moth
How to Fold an Origami Butterfly
Every piece of origami, from a simple flower to a complex dragon, is created in the same way — with just a few folds in the right places. Origami is a great craft for children of all ages to enjoy. There is no glue, scissors or small pieces involved, which makes it perfect for even the littlest little ones to have a go. Because you only need one piece of card per project, origami is also one of the cheapest craft projects out there and is great to keep kids amused on a journey without the worry of losing pieces of leaving parts behind. These simple origami butterflies can be used in loads of different ways — use them instead of ribbons to decorate presents, hang them from the ceiling for a pretty summer decoration or simply hand them out as cheap yet thoughtful homemade gifts.
We use standard size 6 inch x 6 inch 15cm x 15cm square origami paper for this site unless stated otherwise. If you can, use different types of origami paper to change the look of the finished origami and have fun with it! Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Easy Origami Butterfly Step 1: Fold an origami boat base.
Tutorial on how to fold a 3D variation of a classic origami butterfly by Akira Yoshizawa — beautiful and very easy to make! Step-by-step.
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Step 2: ?Turn the Square Over and Fold Along the Diagonals
Using an easy-to-follow tutorial, you can learn how to make a little origami butterfly. Once you learn how to make one, you won't want to stop! An entire group of paper butterflies makes a wonderful wall decoration. You will need one sheet of square paper for each origami butterfly. For a bold look, use solid colored paper. If you'd like an elegant and traditional Japanese look, try authentic washi paper.
This origami butterfly is absolutely beautiful and looks even better with nice origami paper. The wings spread out nicely and the body comes up a little to give it a more realistic look. The head adds another dimension of realism and if you like, you can make and attach some antennas for a more complete look. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
We use standard size 6 inch x 6 inch 15cm x 15cm square origami paper for this site unless stated otherwise. If you can, use different types of origami paper to change the look of the finished origami and have fun with it! Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Origami Yoshizawa Butterfly Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6 inch 15cm x 15cm square origami paper, color side down. Origami Yoshizawa Butterfly Step 4: Fold paper in half on the vertical axis.