7 easy schemes to make a butterfly out of paper
Delicate butterflies - elegant decoration of the interior and pleasant leisure. Beautiful crafts will keep children busy for a long time, and adults will be able to escape from everyday hustle and bustle. And then you can make a garland, a chandelier or a wall panel out of them. There are different ways to fold or glue an air butterfly. We’ll talk about them today!
1. Simple Origami Butterfly
Mark the two-sided square with the bends and collect a triangle on the outlines, and then raise the corners of the outer layer. Lay the workpiece as in the figure, raise the top and spread the turning angles with something thin. Fold your wings and carefully adjust each butterfly individually.
2. Butterfly Origami accordion
Prepare multi-colored sheets of thick paper and pieces of thread or colored wire. A butterfly will need two rhombs of the same size, folded accordion. The wingspan depends on the size of this accordion. To fix the workpiece, pull it with the same thread or wire, and twist the antennae out of it.
3. Corrugated paper butterfly
Light butterflies on skewers are suitable for children's games, decorating dishes or drinks. To do this, cut out the part, combined from a rhombus with a side of 8 cm and a circle with a diameter of 5 cm. Doubt both halves to the middle, tighten with wire, spread the wings and glue the butterfly onto the skewer with a glue gun.
4. Origami butterfly made of thick paper
This scheme is partially similar to the first, but there are nuances thanks to which you will make a more expressive blank. Thick wrapping paper or even old bags will work well. Draw the axes, fold the triangle and raise the corners of the top layer to the top. This is one of the basic blanks for completely different shapes, so remember it for the future.
Twist the workpiece, raise the top and spread it into a kind of polygons. Bend the sharp corner with an accordion, and then, if you want, glue the antennae from the fishing line to this head. Fold the part and bend the wings in different directions.
5. Rectangular Butterfly
Visually draw a rectangle and tuck its sides to the middle. Look at the diagram, how it is more convenient to expand the workpiece and form the base according to points 2-3. Expand the middle in the body and lay your head in the likeness of a ladder - this is how birds heads and beaks often do. Fold the corners, fold the body in half, shape the head and spread the wings of the butterfly.
6. Volumetric butterflies on the wall
Such butterflies look very airy and as if trying to take off from the slightest gust of wind. And for manufacturing it is enough just to cut out two pairs of wings and connect them in the middle along the line of the body. They are amazingly suitable for a garland or any interior decor.
7. Butterfly using quilling technique
You will need a lot of colored thin paper ribbons and a special hook for quilling. If there is no hook, then you can replace it with a thin wooden chopstick, making a small cut. In this cut you will insert the end of the paper tape and wrap it around.
A plastic ruler with circles will come in handy to make parts of different sizes. You can make the same stencil yourself from ordinary thick cardboard. The remaining elements are formed from the same circles of different winding densities manually.
Choose or draw a stencil that you will paste over with quilling modules. Use regular PVA glue and start first with large parts, and then proceed to small filling. When creating contours, use pins to make a volumetric butterfly without a backing.