Kusadama Globes

Similar to origami, kusadama is a paper-folding craft. By joining identical-folded paper shapes, you can make stunning three-dimensional spheres.

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    What You'll Need:

    -- Scissors

    -- Paper (we used maps)

    -- Fast-drying paper glue

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    Step 1

    Fold a 5-inch square of paper in half diagonally.

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    Step 2

    With folded edge toward you, fold both corners up into a triangle so points meet at top.

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    Step 3

    Fold inside of each triangle back
    so folded triangle edge is even with
    outside edge of square underneath.

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    Step 4

    Turn piece around and insert finger into folded triangles to expand and flatten into diamond shapes.

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    Step 5

    Turn piece over and tuck each small triangle into diamond below so edges are flush.

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    Step 6

    Turn piece over.

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    Step 7

    Fold left-hand and right-hand corners in along creased lines to make a square.

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    Step 8

    Place a line of fast-drying paper glue on top of one folded flap.

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    Step 9

    Bend square to bring folded flaps together into a petal shape. Hold for a few seconds to allow glue to set.

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    Step 10

    Run a line of glue along short side of petal.

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    Step 11

    Glue five short petal sides together to make a flower. Glue 12 flowers together to make a globe.

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