Origami Butterfly Hair Pin


Origami Butterfly Hair Pin

 
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This Origami Butterfly Hair Pin is easy to make and requires minimal supplies:

  • paper,
  • one hair pin,
  • glue, and
  • a clear, waterproof sealant.
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Origami Butterfly Hair Pin Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of paper between 1″ to 2″ square. Fold it into an origami butterfly according to instructions. Instructions for a variety of different origami butterflies can be found here.
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  1. To keep the butterfly in a freshly-folded condition, apply glue to all layers (read about glues here).Using a toothpick, apply glue between the layers that make up the wings. Next apply glue to all layers visible on the underside of the butterfly. Press the butterfly under a heavy weight and wait for the glue to dry before proceeding.

    Lastly, apply a dab of glue in the middle of the butterfly which forms the body. Pinch the layers together and allow to dry before proceeding.

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  1. Protect the butterfly with a thin coating. This can be an aerosol spray of varnish, or shellac. Or, you can brush on a layer of clear nail polish. Read about sealants here. Allow to dry.
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  1. Glue the butterfly onto a hair pin. Position the butterfly parallel to the hair pin to maximize contact. A glue gun works well but be sure that the glue does not accidentally glue the two arms of the hair pin together. Your origami butterfly hair pin is done!
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