Arts & Crafts: Paper Toys

Basic Butterfly (EASY)

  1. Take a square piece of paper.
  2. Fold it in half by bringing two points together (to form a triangle).
  3. Fold the triangle in half along the long side (to form a smaller triangle).
  4. Undo your last fold so your shape is the same as at the end of step #2, the halved square.
  5. With the long fold at the bottom, take one of the triangle points and fold it over to the short triangle side.
  6. Do the same with the other triangle point. (It's as if the triangle were hugging itself).
  7. Now undo your "hug" and, holding along the spine, toss your butterfly in the air.

More Fun

Color your butterflies, and string them up in a window or a doorway. Use other paper or felt to glue on spots, antennae, and wing details.

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