I have been trying work on my YouTube channel to create a collection of craft tutorial videos. In the past, I have gotten emails from people requesting video. Because of this, I decided to go back through some popular posts and make a video to go along with the written photo tutorial. This one if How to Make Paper Butterflies.
Time: 20 Minutes
- Circle Punch (or something round to trace and cut)
- Paper Cutter (or straight edge and scissors)
- Embellishment (for center, optional)
Watch the YouTube Tutorial:
If you need more instruction other than he video, I wrote a step by step photo tutorial for these in this post, Paper Accordion Butterfly Lanterns, when I was decorating for my daughter’s Cinderella party a couple years ago. They look beautiful covering white lanterns.
To change the size of the butterfly, simply change the size of the circle and square. For example, cut out a 4” circle with a 4” square for a larger butterfly, and so on. For this video tutorial, I used 2” circle and 2” square. I also used scrapbook paper which is thick. Using regular paper is easier to fold and unfold. I want to also note, that using a smaller than 2”, use a lightweight paper only. It will be easier to fold/unfold.
I hope you try it! As I mentioned, these look beautiful glued onto lanterns for party decorations, or even a kid’s room or nursery for decorations. Play around with the colors and patterns to fit your décor.