Introduction: Paper Butterfly

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“Give me the inspiration of a butterfly; brief, bright and elusive; though vulnerable to breezes, is endlessly varied and potentially overwhelming and then perhaps patiently plodding convinced of my eventual brilliance! (^_^) ”

Happiness is like a butterfly which when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

By Jyotsna Shenoy

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Cut out a square piece of paper of any dimension of your choice.

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Fold the paper in half on both sides to form two creases midway, open it and fold diagonally along all corners and open it.

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Consider any two straight crease lines and the four diagonal lines and fold them towards the center as shown. It takes form of a triangular sides which has two corners out of three free and the other being common.

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Make shallow but sharp cuts at two loose ends of the triangle.

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Fold the end cuts towards the third corner end. Take the common point of the piece that’s at the rear end and fold it on top. Apply glue at the folds.


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-09-30

Nice kirigami project.

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