Yesterday, I had the privilege of guest critiquing student tutorial projects in my pal Becky Stern’s Making Studio class at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC, and this beautiful framed paper cut butterfly tutorial from Samantha Moore was one of the my favorite tutorials of the afternoon.

I am very inspired by entomology displays and created this project as an homage to that art. This tutorial explains how to create your very own framed, paper Malabar Tree Nymph butterfly in life size scale. Don’t be discouraged if you have never used a utility knife or created a paper cut before; this butterfly can be made with just a little practice and patience.

Head on over to Instructables to download the template and see the full how-to!