3D Origami is so addictive…I just can’t stop making these models… albeit time consuming! I loved the colors in this origami butterfly…
How To make a Modular Origami Butterfly:
You will need a total of 269 units for this model.
The breakdown : 179 Green + 80 Yellow + 10 Pink units.
And before I forget…the size of the butterfly will depend on the size of the units… so before you start making the units, decide how big you want your butterfly to be…
As we always do, start by inserting the green units in this fashion (like connector units).
Keep inserting the units.
Row 1 – 1 unit
Row 2 – 2 units
Row 3 – 3 units
As you can see, Row 3 has one yellow unit in the middle.
Row 4 is inserted as shown with 2 green units and 2 yellow units.
Insert the next row by increasing one unit in each row. The middle unit will be a pink one.
Keep adding the units to get the structure shown here.
Add Green units to complete the wing. We would have consumed 44 Green, 4 Pink and 22 Yellow units by now.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 to make one more wing in the same manner.
The lower wings of the butterfly will be a bit smaller and so the wing will use lesser units. The design of the wing has also been modified. This wing consumes 34 Green, 1 Pink and 14 Yellow units.
Make another wing just like the above (Step 8).
Here are all the wings completed.
I just made the design based on what came to my mind. You can make the butterfly wings as you like.
We will make the body of the butterfly by making a row of units. I’ve used yellow and green triangular units here.
To attach the wing to the body of the butterfly, insert a unit in the top of each wing as shown here:
One half of the unit is inserted in the wing and the other part stays out.
Insert this loose part in the body of the butterfly. In the same way, insert all the wings.
A view of the model at this point.
For the antenna, I just cut out a strip of paper and made a little quilling at the corner. These were then glued on to the top most unit.
And the colorful butterfly is here…