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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1. Fold a 5" square in half diagonally.

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

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

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4. Turn piece around and insert finger into folded triangles to expand and flatten into diamonds.

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

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6. Turn piece over.

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

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

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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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10. Run a line of glue along short side of petal.

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

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