To create the ball you will need to fold twelve pieces
Fold square in half
Open it back up
Fold in both sides to the center crease
Open it back up and fold the corners in to the first crease
Fold the edges in on both sides in to the first crease
Fold up to till at the edge of the folded ends
This is where it starts to get tricky! Fold back the edge
Flatten the fold back
Turn it around and repeat, except you tuck the corner under the fold
Tucking in the corners!
Flatten the shape and turn it over
Fold back the corners to make a square
Flatten. Now you will need to make 11 more.
This is the completed piece. Try to use different coloured and/or patterned papers
Ok, now you have all your pieces you can start assembling the ball. Tuck the point of one piece in under the fold of another
Add a third piece and tuck it in, this makes a pyramid in the centre of the three pieces. You can use the glue stick to hold the pieces firmly together
Keep adding pieces
The last piece!
The finished ball! You can thread cord through it, securing it with a bead and hang it as a decoration or fill it with a small gift or note
- 12 squares origami paper
- 1 Glue stick
- Cord, string, thread or wool (optional)
- 1 bead (optional)