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Here's an Origami Tutorial for a Fluttering Butterfly

Perfect for decorating your bedroom or desk with!
IMAGE Pam Carlota

Aside from it being fun to do and nice to look at, did you know that Origami can help you with letting go of perfectionism? Because it's an art, craft, science, and meditation all in one, it teaches you to accept your imperfections and let go of self-judgement.(via psychologytoday.com)

"I tell my students that despite having folded hundreds of thousands of cranes my models are still not perfect and the reason why is because we are human not machines; we can not fold to that level of accuracy and precision." —Samuel Tsang

Try making this fluttering butterfly! You can easily make this in just 10 easy steps.

STEPS:

  1. Fold a square piece of paper diagonally in half on both sides to make a crease.
  1. Open and fold both vertically and horizontally in half to make another crease.
  1. Fold the bottom corner 'til it meets the top part of the paper.
  1. Collapse the sides to make  a triangle.
  1. Fold the top layer so they meet in the center.
  1. Flip over and fold the bottom part upwards. Just make sure to leave a little space on top.
  1. Flip over and fold the bottom part upwards. Just make sure to leave a little space on top.
  1. Fold down only the first layer triangle. 
  1. Unfold the back part and shape to form the butterfly.
  1. Make a crease on all corners. 

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