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Folded Paper Butterfly

Here is a little different variation on the folded paper butterfly. It’s light and lovely and fun for the kids to make.


Colored Copy Paper

Pipe Cleaners


You could use colored copy paper like I did or upcycle some of your kids artwork or even use some pretty patterned paper too. Just take 2 squares of paper, one about an inch larger than the other.

Fold them in half along the diagonal, then continue folding them accordion style across the remainder of the square.

Then all you have to do is twist a pipe cleaner around the middle of the 2 folded squares to secure them together.

Then pull the folds open a bit, to resemble butterfly wings. Twist the end of the pipe cleaner to form the ends of the antannae.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Putti Prapancha where you will find fun ways to introduce children to the world of art and color.

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2 thoughts on
“Folded Paper Butterfly”

  1. Jannine says:

    Not bery good instructions. Pictures would be helpful or more detail of how to put the paper together.

    1. Betty Bose says:

      So sorry you had a problem. Upon checking the project I find that the photos showing how to fold the paper had not transferred over when we went to a new format on the site. I have corrected that problem and they are now visable. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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