Kusadama Globes

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

What You'll Need:

-- Scissors

-- Paper (we used maps)

-- Fast-drying paper glue

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

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

Step 10

Run a line of glue along short side of petal.

Step 11

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

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