If you thought origami was only for making cranes, flowers, and “cootie catchers,” think again. Thirteen-year-old Jonathan Huff is busy making bugs and critters, people, and a variety of abstract pieces. He says he is just a beginner, but that is because he compares himself to the masters like Robert Lang and Eric Joisel instead of kids his own age.
Jonathan first learned to make origami cranes in the fifth grade. He then got an origami book and made several pieces. He wanted to learn how to make bugs and insects and began searching for directions on the Internet.
Not fully satisfied with making other people’s designs, he began creating patterns of his own. He made a rose and gave it to a little girl at church. In no time others were asking for roses. He continued to experiment and saw a way to make a woman with a skirt and designed and made some of them.
By that time he was hooked and he began searching the Internet for more things to make with origami. His favorite things to make are bugs and insects.
Jonathan added a few extra pinches here and there to his butterfly but it is very similar to the one in the link above.