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.
When I see butterflies I think of the warm sweet smelling slopes of the Andes mountains in my native country, Colombia. I also remember Mauricio Babilonia being swarmed by yellow butterflies in Gabriel García Márquez’s book, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
What memories does a butterfly bring up to you?
In Chinese culture, two butterflies flying together symbolize love. In Japan, they are seen as the soul of a person; whether the person is alive or dead.
To design this origami butterfly, I was inspired by an origami heart box created by Francis Ow. Here is the video tutorial to make the origami butterfly-box.
Tips and Suggestions for the Origami Butterfly-Box
- The butterfly is made with a rectangular piece of paper in the proportion of 2:1
- Use paper with different color on each side.
- Kami paper is used in the video demonstration. This is a perfect paper to make this butterfly.
- Cut in a half a square of paper 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm) to obtain two of the desired rectangles.
- Go ahead, make yourself a rainbow of origami butterflies!
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