This butterfly paper craft is so cute. Easy, doable, graceful paper twist crafts to the rescue! Without a lot of preparation, you can make one of the best gifts of your life. No kidding. Flower Twisting Craft skills will be needed! But don’t you fret – I will give you a step-by-step instructions with pictures that are self-explanatory and are very helpful.
This craft is for beginners as well as for anybody who would like to make this accordion paper butterfly a part of a bigger project: a card, a festive collage, picture frame decor or even a home decoration item.
Being a DIY doesn’t mean cheap looking. You have the power to use color paper and embellishments like sequence, threads and fabric to take your butterfly paper craft to a new level.
If you are short for time to get a gift – go after this gorgeous paper butterfly craft to make someone’s day!
Paper Butterfly As A Stand-Alone Craft
One of the top reasons I love this project is that you need the minimum of materials: paper. You can make this elegant butterfly out of any scraps of paper you have lying around. I’ve got these pre-cut small paper squares in many colors. So, I used them for my paper butterflies.
Paper Butterfly Incorporated into A Card Design
I love making my own gift cards, thank-you cards, birthday cards. I love decorating my own gifts. Usually, I have a few small colored paper butterflies waiting for my in my supplies box. I attach them to the self-made cards and even those from the store where it is appropriate.
You can also embellish a gift tag for your gift box or gift bag. Little details like this one truly make a difference in the emotions a receiver of the gift will experience. Joy and happiness will become part of the fabric the memories are made of.
HOW To Make Easy Butterfly Paper Craft
This cool paper butterfly can easily become your craft for relaxation. Every time I make a new mariposa out of paper scraps, I find a new way to improve and decorate it.
You won’t need any butterfly template, just a square piece of paper and simple step by step instructions.
Choose Color Paper for Your Butterfly Craft – STEP 1
Any square piece of paper will do! Even newspaper! Depending on the size of your project, choose the paper size. Just make sure it is a square, as it is much easier to balance the proportions of the butterfly’s wings.
Fold Paper in Half – STEP 2
Cut Into 2 Halves by the Crease Line – STEP 3
Take 1st Half – Fold Corners Into the Center On One End – STEP 4
Repeat the Folding from the Other End – STEP 5
Turn the Paper Color Up – STEP 6
Start Folding Back-&-Forth Upper and Lower Parts from the Middle Crease – STEP 7
The Final Result Looks Like This
Pinch the Folded Paper in the Middle – STEP 8
As a result of pinching at the middle, you will get cutely shaped butterfly upper wings.
Fold the Wings Up & Set Them Aside – STEP 9
Take the 2nd Half of the Paper – STEP 10
Finally, begin folding the second part of the paper square back-and-forth like an accordion.
Bend the Folded 2nd Paper in the Middle – STEP 11
Bring Upper & Low Butterfly Wings Together – STEP 12
Use any twine or thread to secure both parts of the butterfly wings together in the middle, where both papers were bent. As a result of using different color thread, you will add a focus point to your butterfly DIY.
Voila, Your Butterfly Is Ready to Spread Her Wings
After you use a thread to bring the wings together, leave both ends of your thread long enough to serve as butterfly’s antennae. Additionally, you could put some glue to the butterfly’s antennae to make them stand on end.