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:
-- Paper (we used maps)
-- Fast-drying paper glue
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Fold a 5-inch square of paper in half diagonally.
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With folded edge toward you, fold both corners up into a triangle so points meet at top.
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Fold inside of each triangle back
so folded triangle edge is even with
outside edge of square underneath.
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Turn piece around and insert finger into folded triangles to expand and flatten into diamond shapes.
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Turn piece over and tuck each small triangle into diamond below so edges are flush.
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Turn piece over.
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Fold left-hand and right-hand corners in along creased lines to make a square.
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Place a line of fast-drying paper glue on top of one folded flap.
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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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Run a line of glue along short side of petal.
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Glue five short petal sides together to make a flower. Glue 12 flowers together to make a globe.
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