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Origami Butterflies Kit
The LaFosse Butterfly Design System - Kit Includes 2 Origami Books, 12 Projects, 98 Origami Papers: Great for Both Kids and Adults
By (author): Michael G. LaFosse By (author): Richard L. Alexander By (author): Greg Mudarri
9780804849319 Kit English CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Origami May 01, 2018
$15.95 CAD
Active 12.25 x 6.25 x 0.46 in | 350 gr 12 projects; 98 sheets of paper; two 32-pp. booklets Tuttle Publishing
Make colorful and fun origami butterflies with this easy origami kit.

Anyone would look twice at a flower with one of these paper butterflies perched on it! This unique collection of origami designs will help you create folded paper models of familiar and exotic butterflies from around the world.

All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami paper in the kit already has printed patterns, so no paint or glue is required, just unpack and start folding right away!

The origami kit contains:
  • Two full-colored, 32-page booklets
  • Clear step-by-step instructions
  • Easy-to-follow diagrams
  • A butterfly design system and tips
  • 12 simple origami butterfly projects
  • 98 sheets of durable, authentic origami folding paper
  • A variety of different colors and patterns
Origami Butterflies Kit provides you this stunning collection of origami projects that will have you creating a butterfly house in no time!

Origami projects include:
  • Fritillary
  • Swallowtail
  • Zebra Longwing
  • And much more…

Origami MasterMichael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for over 40 years, and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse cofounded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist. Author of many books and videotapes relating to paperfolding and hand papermaking, LaFosse produces fine paper art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. He was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning documentary,Between the Folds.

Richard L. Alexander cofounded the Origamido Studio, where he is the chief papermaker. As a designer his specialties have included biology (systems ecology) and landscape architecture. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.

Greg Mudarri was an instructor, papermaker and graphic designer at Origamido Studio.

"The combination of butterflies, origami and Michael LaFosse cannot be anything but magical. I guarantee that this book will enchant you." —Guy Kawasaki, author ofEnchantment and former Chief Evangelist atApple

"LaFosse and Alexander have built up an enviable reputation for producing top quality origami products, carefully and expertly crafted for folders of all levels. Their work is an inspiration." —Nick Robinson, author ofOrigami Kit For Dummies andWorld's Best Origami

"These pages present a kaleidoscope of colorful origami butterflies. The authors uphold the philosophy of Akira Yoshizawa sensei, who opened LaFosse's eyes to origami's endless possibilities, which you can now also explore." —Dave Brill, former President of theBritish Origami Society, and author ofBrilliant Origami

"LaFosse and Alexander have observed and passionately captured the essence of the butterfly with their exceptional designs. These magnificent butterflies undergo their metamorphosis in the authors' hands." —Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

"All of the folds are very easy for kids, so the whole family can have fun making these fun Origami Butterflies." —Mom Does it All blog

"You cannot go wrong with any book by these authors, much less with this delightful collection of origami butterflies!" —Origami Spirit

"TheOrigami Butterflies Kit comes attractively packaged and ready for gift giving. The kit contains two instruction booklets and 98 sheets of high-quality origami paper. The kit includes tutorials for 12 types of paper butterfly origami kit projects."

"Inside the box are two instruction books and two packs of origami paper (a total of 98 sheets). The instruction books introduce the LaFosse Butterfly Design System. The sheets are printed with butterfly designs or solid colors and a few other designs."Crafty Moms Share blog

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