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Origami Butterfly Fish (Peter Engel) – Part 1

Origami Butterfly Fish (Peter Engel) – Part 1


Hello, today we will be folding an
Origami Butterfly Fish designed by Peter Engel. This model is not very difficult to fold,
and it looks great when it’s completed. This model requires one square sheet of
paper with color on one side and white on the other. We’re going to start with the white side
up, and we’re going to fold in half vertically. So,let’s take this left edge
and fold it over to the right edge. Align the corners and the edges and make a
crease. And then unfold. Now we’re going to fold in half
horizontally, so take this top edge and fold it down to the bottom edge. Align
the edges and the corners, and make a crease. And then you can unfold. Now we’re going to fold in half
diagonally, so let’s take this top left corner and fold it down to the bottom
right corner. Align the corners, then make a crease. And then unfold. And now we’re
going to do the same thing in the opposite direction. So let’s take this top right corner and
fold it down to the bottom left corner. Align the corners, then make a crease. And then unfold. Now we’re going to rotate the paper. And
once you’ve done this then we’re just going to fold in half diagonally once
again. So we’re just going to take this top
corner and fold it down to the bottom corner. So we’re essentially just folding the
model in half. And it’ll look just like this. And now what you want to do is take
this left corner and fold it over to the right corner. So again you’re folding the model in
half. Just like this. And now you’ll notice that on this triangle there are two flaps, and these two flaps
each have white inside of them. So all you have to do is open them up,
and I would advise putting your fingers all the way down into the bottom so it
opens it up all the way. And then what you want to do from here is just
flattened down the top. So just squash it down, just like this.
And then you should have half of a preliminary base. And then what you want
to do is flip the model back over. And you’ll notice that there’s another flap
here. You might want to pull that flap up just to make it a little easier for you
to handle. So just like this. And then again you can
put your hand inside of it, and you’ll notice that there’s white inside. And you
just want to squash this corner down to the bottom of the model. Just like we did on the other side. And
when you’re done it should look like this. Now we’re going to focus on this top layer of the left side. And what
we’re going to do is take this edge here and align it with the center crease
running up and down right here. So you can just pull it in. And I would advise
starting at the bottom so you get a better crease. And start aligning that edge
with the crease in the center, and then work your way up to the top. Until it
looks like this. And then you want to do the same thing on the right side. So you’re just going to pull it in, and
you can just align this edge now with the edge that you just folded over.
But you can just align it with that center crease as well, so either way. So just align it at the
bottom, and then work your way up. Until you have something like this. And then
what you want to do is fold down this top point. And you’re just going to create a
crease along the top of these edges here. So you’re just going to fold this down,
and you can just basically pull it as far as it will go without pulling these
flaps over. So just make a crease that aligns with the edges here. So just pull it
down just like this. And then you can unfold. Now we’re going to complete a petal fold. And to do that, I would first hold
down the model above this crease here. And then we’re going to lift the top
layer, just this layer so that you’re able to see the white underneath. And
then you’re going to pull that up, along this crease here. So just pull that up
just like this. And then you’ll notice that these two edges will start to come
up. And what you want to do is push those two edges into the center here, where
this crease and these two edges are. So just align these edges with that crease
and the edge in the middle. So just push it in, just like this. And make sure that
it falls upon a crease that you already created. So it should look like this. Then what you want to do is do the same
thing on the other side, so just push this one in as well. And once you’re done, it should look like
this. Now we’re going to start to create the fins.
So what we want to do is create a crease that runs from the very center of this
diamond, so right here, to this corner here. So we’re just going to make a
crease that goes like this. So to do that we’re just going to pull
this up, and you’ll notice that you’ll see the white underneath. And you want to
pull it up as far as it’ll go, so you’ll notice that it will stop in
the middle. And then once it does that, then you’re just going to drag it over
until it hits that corner as well. So once you have something like this,
then you’re going to do the same thing on the other side. So we’re just going to
create a crease that runs from this point here to that corner there. So again we’re just going to pull this
up, just like this. Make sure it stops in the middle, and then drag it so it stops
in that corner. Just like this. And once you’re done it should look like this. Now we’re going to narrow the fins by
creating two valley folds. So what we’re going to do is basically
take this corner here, right there. And we’re going to fold it into that center
point here. So we’re just going to create a valley fold that extends from this
point down to the bottom. So just pull this corner over to here. And pull it
in to the very center just like this. And then continue the crease all the way to
the top and the bottom. Just like this. And once you’re done make sure that this
edge here aligns with that center crease in the middle. And once you’ve done this,
then we’re going to do the same thing on this side. So we’re just going to pull in
this point here into the center right there. So just pull this in. We’re just doing the same exact
thing. So once it’s aligned in the center, then
you’re just going to make sure it aligns all the way on the bottom and the top.
Just like the other one. So make a crease, just like this. And once you’re done it should look like
this. Now we’re going to work on the upper
fin. So what we’re going to do is first take this flap and we’re basically just
going to fold it over. So we’re going to start our crease here: where this edge
and these edges meet. So right there at that point. And then
we’re just going to pull this flap over, make sure it starts there. And then what
you want to do is align this bottom edge here with this crease. So make sure
that they’re perpendicular. So make sure that you have a 90 degree angle right
here. And once you have something that’s about
a 90 degree angle, then you can make your crease. So something just like this. And
then once you’ve done that, then you can unfold. And then what you want to do is
do it in the opposite direction. So we’re going to start our new crease over here:
at this point here. And we’re going to do the same thing. So we’re just going to pull it over, make
sure the crease starts there, and then make sure that you have a 90 degree
angle here. So just make your crease, just like this and then unfold.

44 comments on “Origami Butterfly Fish (Peter Engel) – Part 1

  1. I hate this person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I don't get why so many people are complaining and hating when you're the ones who had to come to this video for help? Even if you think he over explained things, in the end he still made what he was planning to make, and very neatly I might add. If you don't like how he teaches, go find another video instead of hating on his hard work.

  3. Um. Seriously. Could you make videos of origami that people could UNDERSTAND. Otherwise, being a "origami Youtuber" was the wrong thing to do. SAY this is easy, cause it is. FOR YOU!!!. NOT FOR ME! NO HATING JUST SAYING. I came to this video to learn how to make a origami butterfly fish to make for my sister. It's disappointing that I couldn't make my sister happier than she already is. 

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