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Picture of Recycled Candy Wrapper  Origami Butterflies
I really like butterflies, like, I adore them. I also adore candy. Specifically Starbursts. The only problem is eating Starburst tends to create a lot of trash from the wrappers. If you can unwrap the Starbursts carefully enough, you can actually make an origami butterfly! They're super cute and fairly easy to make, not to mention a fun and relaxing way to dispose of your trash! This actually works for a lot of different types of candy wrappers, so use whatever you like, as long as its papery and a rough rectangle.

Step 1: Step 1

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Take your Starburst wrapper and make a valley fold in the middle (a hamburger fold) Make it's so that the colored side is on the inside.

Step 2: Step 2

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Take the folded wrapper and fold in in half again, then unfold. Make sure it is a hamburger fold. Next, in the crease, flatten it outdo it is triangular (this part is a bit confusing, so it may just be easier to look at the picture). Do this for both sides.

Step 3: Step 3

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Near the tip, there is something that resembles a pocket, fold down the edge of the pocket. It doesn't matter how big of a fold you make, but make sure you only fold it on one side. (Depending on how big you make that fold, the wings will either be larger or smaller) We're going to make another one of those awkward folds that we made in the last step, so yet again, refer to the pictures. Do it to both sides. These will be your wings.

Step 4: Step 4

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Take the almost-butterfly and fold it in half using a mountain fold. Then, along the line of the wing, make a valley fold. We're almost done! Flip the butterfly over so you can see the bottom. Fold in the corners so it looks like the last picture.
 
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katvanlew1 year ago
I love origami and this is adorable!
Smalfrii (author) 1 year ago
Thanks Penelope!
That's a fun idea! Love the colors of the wrappers :)