The Butterfly Ball is a simple piece of Modular Origami. It requires 12 units of easy-to-make pieces. Also, the videos might not show up, so here are their links:
Assemble your Butterfly Ball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHAutRAnWvM&t=5s
Butterfly Ball Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oozsd1nR2-I
Step 1: Materials Needed
You’ll need twelve pieces of square paper. I used 4cm paper, but you’re welcome to use any kind of square.
Step 2: Fold Your Paper in Half
Step 3: Flip Your Paper Over and Fold the Corners In
Follow the pictures, the blue line is one fold and the red line is another.
Step 4: Flip Your Paper Back Over and Your Unit Should Be a Little Pyramid-like
After making this unit, make eleven more. When you have all twelve units, we’ll move onto the formation of the Butterfly Ball.
Step 5: Tuck One Flap Into Another Pocket
Explaining the process is a little bit hard, so refer to the video.
Step 6: Put Another Flap Into the New Pocket
Almost done with the base, which is the first part of assembly.
Step 7: Put One More Flap Into the Pocket and Make Sure That the Each Piece Has 1 Flap and 1 Pocket
This step completed the base!
Step 8: Now, Put One Piece on the Outside and One Piece in the Pocket
Do this to all of the corners.
Step 9: Choose One Side, It Doesn’t Matter Which One, and Make Another Base
This step is pretty easy, but the next one might be a little harder.
Step 10: Choose Another Side That’s Right Next to the New Base and Make Another Base on This New Side
This is a bit hard but when you see it in the video, it’ll make sense.
Step 11: Choose Your Third Side and Make Another Base
Step 12: Last Step! This Step, You’ll Be Making 2 New Bases So You’ll Do One Side and Then the Other
Good job! This last part of assembly is a bit harder but the whole project is short, simple, and pleasant.