23 Tutorials On How To Make An Origami Butterfly

Dec 12, 2022 | General Crafts, Home Decor Crafts, Origami, Paper crafts

These tutorials on how to make an origami butterfly are one of my favorite paper crafts to make in the spring and summer. I love how you can turn a simple piece of square paper into a beautiful butterfly with only a few folds.

They can be used to decorate greeting cards and gifts, as table decor, as mobile when hung from the ceiling, or even displayed as wall art. My personal favorite is to glue small magnets to the back of each butterfly and use them on my magnetic noticeboard that hangs above my desk. They help brighten up that corner of the room.

TUTORIALS ON HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI BUTTERFLY

 

I also love the idea of combining them with a bouquet of flowers for a special gift or maybe even a wedding. If you need to brighten up a dull corner at home or add a splash of color to a gift, these DIY paper butterflies might be just the thing!


1. Easy Origami Butterfly by Gathering Beauty

These simple origami butterflies are the perfect fun spring craft for both kids and adults alike. They’re easy to make, quick to fold and can be made in any size that you like.

You can use different colored or patterned papers to make your own colorful and unique paper butterflies. The curved wings give the butterflies a lovely 3D effect.

Easy Origami Butterfly by Gathering Beauty

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2. Rainbow Origami Butterflies by Origami Spirit

Do you like origami butterflies? What about origami boxes? Let’s then combine these two model concepts and see what we get! This origami butterfly opens into a box. It’s perfect for a note to your sweetheart or maybe to mom on her birthday or mother’s day.

Rainbow Origami Butterflies by Origami Spirit

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3. How To Make Origami Butterflies by It’s Always Autumn

Learn how to make a gorgeous origami butterfly with these printable templates. Just choose your template, print it out, color it in, and follow the video to fold it into a butterfly. Great craft for kids!

How To Make Origami Butterflies by It's Always Autumn

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4. Origami Book-Page Butterfly by Maya Smart

We’ve all had them: those weakly bound paperback books that fall apart after a few readings. Upcycle the pages from those unsalvageable reads into these cute origami butterflies.

You can string them along a garland, sprinkle them over a table or shelf-top, or perch them in a houseplant or festive tree. What a fun way to celebrate nature and reading!

Origami Book-Page Butterfly by Maya Smart

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5. How To Make An Origami Butterfly by Paper Kawaii

These cute origami butterflies make great decorations for cards, gift wrapping, hanging mobiles or wall decor. Mix and match to make different wing shapes and sizes!

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6. How To Make An Origami Butterfly by Gathered

This origami butterfly follows the traditional Japanese design, and it’s a nice easy project to get started with. The delicate shape of this origami butterfly is ideal for making hanging decorations, perfect for birthday parties or post-lockdown celebrations! If you prefer, the relatively flat shape of this origami butterfly makes it ideal for use as a feature point on cards.

How To Make An Origami Butterfly by Gathered

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7. How To Make Origami Butterfly by The Craftahollic Witch

Here’s another cute origami butterfly craft that you can use as a corner bookmark or wall decoration or as part of a mobile. You can also try to make this origami craft a little more beautiful by drawing patterns on it. It will turn out spectacular!

How To Make Origami Butterfly by The Craftahollic Witch

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8. Origami Butterfly Ball by Jo Nakashima

Learn how to make an origami butterfly ball that bursts apart when you hit it. For this design, you’ll need 12 small square pieces of paper for folding; 7.5 centimeter or around 3-inch squares are used. Assembly may require some patience and practice.

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9. Traditional Origami Butterfly by Paper Kawaii

This traditional origami butterfly only takes a few minutes to fold. It begins with an origami ‘boat base’ & makes a cute decoration!

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10. Easy Origami Butterfly Rings by Gary Easy Origami

These adorable little origami butterfly rings are going to be an absolute hit with your kids! I know they look tricky, but they actually are quite easy to make. I promise!

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11. Butterfly Origami by Jo Nakashima

There are two versions of this origami butterfly. The version 1 has a color change on the body, but it is made from a rectangle with ratio 2:1. The version 2 is made from a square sheet of paper and it’s easier to fold, but there’s no color change.

Butterfly Origami by Jo Nakashima

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12. Origami Swallowtail Butterfly by Leyla Torres

With concave wings, this origami swallowtail butterfly can be used as a decorative plate to offer candy or other delectable goodies. As a symbol of love and good luck, I also imagine it as a special ornament on a wrapped wedding or anniversary gift.

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13. Origami Butterfly Bookmark by Gathering Beauty

Any avid readers out there? These origami butterfly bookmarks are so pretty and so much fun to make. They’re a lovely spring or summer craft project and make a sweet little gift.

Make them for yourself or place one inside a book as a gift for someone who loves to read. You can even decorate them if you’d like to make them even more unique. For more of these origami bookmark patterns, just click here.

Origami Butterfly Bookmark by Gathering Beauty

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14. Easy Origami Butterfly by Nerdy Mamma

With just a few simple folds, you ca make these easy and impressive origami butterflies. They take only minutes to fold and you can make them in different colors, patterns, and sizes to decorate walls or gifts or for hanging as a mobile.

Easy Origami Butterfly by Nerdy Mamma

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15. Origami Flapping Butterfly by Hello Origami

Here’s how to make an origami flapping butterfly! Pull the butterfly’s tail back and forth and it will move its wings! This video tutorial will also show how to color a butterfly so that it looks just like a real one!

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16. How To Make An Easy Origami Butterfly by The Spruce Crafts

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. 

This origami butterfly is best when hung from the ceiling, but it also elegant as wall art, additional room decorations, gift cards, or appreciation gift wraps.

How To Make An Easy Origami Butterfly by The Spruce Crafts

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17. How To Make An Origami Butterfly by Red Ted Art

Here’s a tutorial for origami butterflies that you can make together with your kids on a rainy afternoon! Very cute and fun and all you need is a square piece of paper and off you go!

How To Make An Origami Butterfly by Red Ted Art

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18. Money Origami Butterfly by DIY Magazine

This tutorial will teach you how to make an origami butterfly using a dollar bill. A rectangular piece of paper will also do if you don’t have a dollar bill with you at the moment.

Money Origami Butterfly by DIY Magazine

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19. Easy Origami Butterfly by Childhood Magic

This tutorial will show you how to make a simple origami butterfly in only ten steps! There are other ways of creating an origami butterfly, but this 3D version is simple enough for anyone to master.

Easy Origami Butterfly by Childhood Magic

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20. How To Make An Origami Butterfly That Flaps by Origami Way

Make a beautiful origami butterfly that can actually flap its wings! A brilliant project for kids to get them interested in wildlife, and using their imagination. This quick tutorial will show you in a few simple steps on how to make your own flapping butterfly.

How To Make An Origami Butterfly That Flaps by Origami Way

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21. Origami Butterfly Tutorial by Go Origami

These beautiful origami butterflies are made out of washi paper, giving their wings a beautiful translucent effect.

Origami Butterfly Tutorial by Go Origami

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22. Origami Butterflies by Made With Happy

Craft a gorgeous origami butterfly this Spring! These butterflies may look impressive but they’re really not that complicated to make. Young children will probably need your guidance for their first few butterflies, but more experienced crafters will find this project simply relaxing.

Origami Butterflies by Made With Happy

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23. Origami Butterflies Tutorial by Paper Kawaii

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to fold a pretty origami butterfly with 3 or more wing variations. These adorable origami butterflies are perfect for card decorations, gift wrapping, hanging mobiles, and wall art.

Origami Butterflies Tutorial by Paper Kawaii

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I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED THESE TUTORIALS, HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI BUTTERFLY.

Now all that is left to do is find a home for your fluttering friend and enjoy! How will you display your butterflies? We love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to share your origami projects with us on Facebook.

We have plenty of other origami projects here on Crafting News, too — like this traditional origami crane, these origami dinosaurs, dragons, birds, dogs, or these adorable origami cats. But for more butterfly crafts just click here.

These tutorials on how to make an origami butterfly will have you creating a butterfly house in no time! Happy folding!

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