In Insects on May 1, 2011 by romi

The butterfly counts not months
but moments,
and has time enough.

— Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
from his poem ‘I touch God in my song’

This model is folded from a rectangular paper, measuring 3 units by 4 units — I mean, the height (shorter side) is 3/4 the width. If youhave a square paper, fold at the center horizontally and unfold; then fold the upper half so that the top edge meets or aligns with the central crease line, then unfold. Now, the upper half of the paper is divided into two parts. Neatly tear or cut with a scissor the uppermost part. Now you have the required shape for the origami.

A thin paper is ideal for folding the model. The one I used here is the joss paper, the one used for Buddhist paper offerings.

Best result is also achieved by using a paper with two colors, meaning one side has a different color from the reverse side.

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