How to make a butterfly ring



This tutorial will show you how to make an origami ring. The diagrams are annotated with step by step instructions. Please use the video for additional help.


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Created on 04/11/09. Tags: ring

How to make an origami ring (steps 1-4)
Fold a long strip of paper in half horizontally. Unfold.

Fold in half again vertically.

Your paper should look like this.

Fold the two corners towards the centre as shown and unfold.

How to make an origami ring (steps 5-8)

Reverse fold the corners using the creases created in step 4.

Fold the flaps upwards on both sides.

Fold the corners towards the central crease. Repeat on both sides.

The figure should look like this.

How to make an origami ring (steps 9-12)

Fold the flaps down on both sides.

Fold the flaps up on both sides so that the tip of the triangle peeks out.

The figure should look like this.

Fold the edges of the flaps inwards, dividing them into thirds and creating triangular pockets at the bottom. Repeat on both sides.

How to make an origami ring (steps 13-16)

The figure should look like this.

Bend out the two tails.

You should now be able to see a butterfly on the strip of folded paper.

Join together the ends of the strip to make a ring.

Origami butterfly ring

Your ring is now finished and ready for wearing.
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Please note that rings made out of paper are very delicate and not waterproof)