2 butterfly designs by master Akira Yoshizawa. The one on the right is his most famous & I found it somewhat easier to fold. I liked seeing how similar techniques can create very different effects. Paper: Glossy catalogue paper used here - avoid thick or inflexible paper, it may tear in the final steps. Photo instructions: Right butterfly: www.origami-instructions.com/origami-yoshizawa-butterfly.html Left butterfly: www.origami-instructions.com/origami-yoshizawa-butterfly-2.html
Chinese lucky star - Here is a simple traditional origami that is folded from a single strip of paper. For a nice decorative effect, fold a large number of stars of different sizes and colors and place them in a container
Origami Box, BoxInABox - make a small orgami box. I tried this, it does make a nice little box, and storing a few sheets of scrapbook paper would be far more convenient than storing little boxes in case I need to wrap a gift!