I am sure there are many tutorials out there on how to make an origami butterfly but I thought I would put a short tutorial together to share with you on how I made mine. The nice thing about this butterfly is that you should have everything right there with you that you will need to make these lovely fluttering creatures.
Let’s start with an easy one. Choose the size you would like your square to be, mark it out on your paper and cut it out. I like to make cardboard templates when I am wanting to make more than one of something. I used 3,4 and 5 inch squars for my butterflies.
Start with your paper white side up. Fold in half, open, then fold in half the other way. Now Fold the Paper in half diagonally, both ways. Fold all four corners into the centre and crease well. Turn Over and Fold all four corners into the centre again. Open out the model so far. Fold the outside edges into the centre line. Holding each inside edge from the point at the centre, bring these edges out to the points shown. Then, fold the top edge downwards and flatten. Rotate the model, and repeat step 7. Fold the top half backwards and flatten. Fold down the front outside corners. Fold these outside corners inward.
Fold the butterfly in half. Now fold the top layer backwards, at the angle shown. And now fold the back wing backwards also at the same angle.