Origami at North Valley

by Vicky on June 28, 2011

I taught an origami workshop at the North Valley Library as part of their Summer Reading Program.  I proposed a number of possible models, and they chose the butterfly.

I ended up teaching three different butterfly models: the classic Yoshizawa butterfly, a fabric origami butterfly model, and a dollar bill butterfly.

This is a detail from a child’s dress I designed using fabric origami butterflies.

Here is a video in which Mrs. Kiyo Yoshizawa demonstrates how to fold Akira Yoshizawa’s butterfly.  Here are the instructions for an easy dollar bill butterfly.  And here are instructions for the fabric origami butterfly (from the Internet Archive…wait a moment for it to load).

Even though the class included beginning folders of all ages, everyone had a great time folding lots of beautiful butterflies.

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