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Have you had the chance to see the new Cinderella movie yet? Kara and I saw it opening weekend, and we have to say it has become a new favorite. Butterflies can be seen throughout this beautiful movie. In the beginning of the movie, Ella receives a purple origami butterfly from her father. It becomes one of her most prized possessions. When Fairy Godmother's magic transforms the ball gown, butterflies decorate both the dress and her glass slippers. You can frequently see butterflies flying in the outdoor scenes. Since butterflies are such an important theme, Kara helped me put together some origami butterflies perfect for a Cinderella themed Party.
We had recently been asked if we would like to try Orchid Origami Paper, and since Kara loves Origami, of course we said yes. The first thing we noticed was it came in 10 gorgeous colors. We knew this paper would be perfect to use for this butterfly project. Kara made all of the butterflies in a short amount of time. I asked her what she thought about the paper. She said it has a good quality, and is easy to fold. She liked the size (6 x 6 inches) and thinks it would be great for paper projects of all kinds. Even though the color is only on one side, when folding into butterflies you do not see the white side. When asked if she would recommend the paper, she said "definitely".
Using a butterfly origami pattern found in multiple places online, Kara shows step by step how to make a butterfly.
Step 1. Fold your paper in half in both directions.
Step 2. Fold the paper diagonally in both directions.
Step 3. Lay the paper flat, and then fold the sides in forming a triangle
Step 4. Fold the corners of the top layer up to the center point, forming a diamond shape.
Step 5. Flip the paper over, and fold the top corner over the top edge. Fold the corner tip behind.
Step 6. Turn the butterfly over and fold along the center line. When you let go, it should look something like this.
You can use these butterflies as party decorations, a craft project, gift toppers and so much more.