Origami Yoshizawa Butterfly

Akira Yoshizawa is a world-famous Japanese origami master who made a considerable contribution to the development of this art. The master lived an amazingly long and fruitful life, leaving this world in 2005 at the age of 94. The legacy of Yoshizawa lives on and will delight us for many years to come. He came up with many different butterflies, but this origami, named after him, is one of the most popular models.

Step 1

Fold the water bomb base.

Step 2

Bend the right and left corners to the top.

Step 3

Turn over the paper.

Step 4

Fold the top corner down so that it overlaps the edge of the paper by about 1.5 cm.

Step 5

Crease the fold and place the corner vertically.

Step 6

Pull back the outer layer of this corner, consisting of two tips, and straighten it on the table.

Step 7

Squeeze the paper a little on the sides, forming it.

Step 8

Fold the vertical corner down, flatten the paper.

Step 9

Turn the figure over and rotate it 180 degrees.

Step 10

Bend the small top corner inward.

Step 11
Step 12

Now, bend its tip up to make a butterfly head.

Step 13

Fold the figure in half, as shown in the photo.

Step 14
Step 15

Symmetrically bend the wings, focusing on the dotted line.

Step 16
Step 17
Step 18

Butterfly Yoshizawa is ready!

This figure once again proves that easy-to-make origami can be very attractive. Be sure to place the butterfly in a prominent place in your home so that it is pleasing to the eye and attracts the attention of all guests.

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