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I'm going to show you how to make color origami ball. Actually it's not really a ball but it looks like a ball to me and because I don't know its real name I call it ball.

I made more pictures to show you how to make it. I think they will be enough for you to understand everything!

Good luck!

Step 1: Materials

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Before you start you must know that this is a lot of work and you need to be patient. It's going to take a lot of time!

You need:
- 5 sheets of paper A4 from one color ( I choose pink it'll be "outside color")
- 10 sheets of paper A4 from another color ( I choose blue it'll be "inside color")
- a pencil
- glue
- a ruler
- scissors
- and a small sheet of paper with measurement 9 cm x 9 cm ( if you don't have you can make it)
eliana0132 months ago

lindos colores

sbeaulieu38 months ago
is there a way to assemble it without glue?
slu6alka (author)  sbeaulieu38 months ago
Mmm no...well I think tape would do the trick.
CrayfishYAY made it!1 year ago

King of origami!!!! The ball of spikes!!!!

yoyayo20041 year ago
you have done a GREAT job, THANX
CJR21152 years ago
This is not origami because you are cutting and gluing
It's not origami but it's Kiragami which includes cutting and gluing.
DUO00371 year ago
That is sooo fun!
Random3062 years ago
Thank you for distributing the instructions.
Good luck on future projects.
slu6alka (author)  Random3062 years ago
Thank you!
Ewamboye2 years ago
The PDF file is either not available of the Download button/link is faulty. Kindly advise
Sero0133 years ago
why cant i download the pdf file?? please help. thnx :D
slu6alka (author)  Sero0133 years ago
I don't know. Ask site's administrator :)
aarrnnoo3 years ago
people are still looking at this ;)
very good instructable, for the gluing part, it very easy if you use both a video and this instructable, it makes it very easy
slu6alka (author)  aarrnnoo3 years ago
Thank you for your comment :)
adymikey3 years ago
This is an AWESOME tutorial. But I don't have that much paper, and if you mess up, you technically have to get more paper. But this is so cool! I want one
mine looks great until i connected the 2 halves together. there are gaping holes in it and it kinda collpases when you close it...
I am watching your video right now. Also, can someone make a zenmagnets instructable? Here is the link to get them : http://www.zenmagnets.com/.

NOTE: Watch the video at the bottom
brainiac1203 years ago
You obviously have almost no life.That is not an insult, I mean you have WAY too much time. I do too; I made a cut origami owl that takes up over 100 units.
Took me about 1 1/2 weeks :3
can this be made without glue
slu6alka (author)  musicmixer1125 years ago
You can use tape as well, but it's better with glue.
I think what musicmixer112 meant was, can it be made purely from paper without needing to be stuck together with anything but friction.
slu6alka (author)  legolord964 years ago
I don't think so...I don't thing of anything that can replase the glue.
Hey, do you use card board or normal copy paper thickness color paper?
slu6alka (author)  Cookie.E3 years ago
Normal paper :P If you use cardboard it can be too hard to fold :) Recently I made one with sticky notes. It turned out great and I skipped step number 2.
Yes, but it would be EXTREMELY hard
aruablade4 years ago
how long does it takes to make it
slu6alka (author)  aruablade4 years ago
Depends on how fast you fold. Usually it takes about 5 hours for me to make one :)
WOW!!!! FIVE HOURS!!! You must have a lot of spare time! Congrats!! Thanks for showing us this!
I am horrible at glueing, so i will probably mess up many times.
baky44 years ago
jbend4 years ago
would it work if i use 4.5cm by 4.5cm paper. please answer!!!!
luc.dof1 jbend4 years ago
i used 4.5cm by 4.5cm paper too and it's very hard, the folds are small. Good luck if you try
slu6alka (author)  jbend4 years ago
yeah why not...but I suppose it would be harder to fold...anyway you can still try ;)
jbend slu6alka4 years ago
thank you
jbend slu6alka4 years ago
once I am done i will post a pic
If you're using glue, you're not making origami...
inergy4 years ago
these make great gifts!
inergy4 years ago
good instructable. made one making another
slu6alka (author)  inergy4 years ago
Thanks :)
inergy slu6alka4 years ago
And now another :D
vcamacho4 years ago
i did it for 3 days but the other on i tried to do it w/o glue EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
superhung4 years ago
How big would the ball be if i use 10.5 by 10.5 cm paper
slu6alka (author)  superhung4 years ago
I can't tell you exactly how big it would be. When I use 9 by 9 cm squares the height of the ball is about 14 cm. I hope that will help you.
i ve searched this for a long time . i m making it now . i m so happy. ilove origami soooo much
legolord964 years ago
It may be just me, but this reminds me somewhat of a 'bit' from the original Tron...
jaredarm4 years ago
Hey thanks so much for the tutorial. I enjoyed building it.
Here is a video of it finished.
slu6alka (author)  jaredarm4 years ago
Good job! I like it especially the colors :D
can i use copy paper?its a slighty different size than A4
slu6alka (author)  musicmixer1125 years ago
You can try...you can also use post-it notes (skip step 2) heheh
neeley5 years ago
Wow that is so cool. I will try it when I am not so tired!!!

nmbalazs1235 years ago
bleach8156 years ago
AWESOME TATS SO KEWL! im cutting out the paper squares now! wat if u use the whole sheet of paper to make the squaresO.O tat'll be a waste of paper but u will hav the biggest spike ball ever!
pablo446 years ago
That is so cool. I am so gonna try it.
kmacgregor6 years ago
thank you so much for posting this!! iv been going mad trying to find out how to make it! :) x
inergy6 years ago
nevermind i got it :)
inergy6 years ago
i don't get how you did the pink ones, did you just glue them on the blue ones or glue them the same way you did the blue ones?
slu6alka (author)  inergy6 years ago
I just glue the pink ones to the blue ones...
yofatmama456 years ago
this quality is better than the ones on youtube i can aculy follow this one
I think it's called as a star but nice instructable man!
yeah i called it a star too because if you opened it it looks like a star
slu6alka (author)  ScArE220CCCastillo6 years ago
Kristen816 years ago
ok...nevermind...I answered my own question....because it falls apart...that's why.
Kristen816 years ago
I have a question... Instead of the folds to make the "flap", where you fold the top right corner at 45 degrees to the center line then fold the triangle over that... To decrease bulk why not just fold the corner over (from pencil mark to pencil mark) then clip off the top corner to about 6mms? Not only that but it might speed up construction a bit...
gmana6 years ago
ausum it takes long and its a but complicated but its cool
thats very beautiful, but if its got glue, its not origami. its just art. try modding the unit design to creating a locking tab, or a tab design that allows the units to fold-lock the tabs into place, like the sonobe unit, or the phizz unit. also, i must ask, did you come up with this design? if so, good job, regardless of the use of glue, tessellating units are very hard to design. if not, i hope you will decide to give credit where credit is due.
slu6alka (author)  verticalfuzz7 years ago
thanks. I'm glad you like it. Actually this is modular origami, but ok I agree with you about the glue. Like I said before I didn't come up with the design. I saw it from a book, but I can't remember the title so I can't give credit. If I find the book I'll add the title.
I know a good way 1. trace out the squares (step 1) using a ruler put 4 blank sheets beneath the template and cut it using a utility knife. You get 30 pieces ;)
slu6alka (author)  SharkRetriever7 years ago
you're right that's a good way...I didn't think of that:)
ha i know what modular origami is, xD... the sonobe and phizz units are scaleable modular units. unfortunately, it is very difficult to comp up with 'morphable' modular designs such as this one. i have only seen 1 successful such design

http://harrisonroseorigami.blogspot.com (lemme know wat u think)
slu6alka (author)  verticalfuzz7 years ago
Some of them are good...
Oh no i have US letter size paper/ ANSI A size paper :( 8.5X11 in ;( At least you could make 6 squares o.0
All pink=small stelled dodecahedron
Mostly blue= great stelled dodecahedron
whopoder7 years ago
Good job! But did not understand how you fold that :( Hope somebody help me :D
Flumpkins7 years ago
Even though I will never make this, 5/5 +Added to favorites +O'Reilly book contest vote
can you use 8.5 by 11?
slu6alka (author)  AKA=THE SNOWMAN7 years ago
8.5 by 11 what? I didn't understand your question.
paper. 8.5 by 11 inches size paper you said A4
slu6alka (author)  AKA=THE SNOWMAN7 years ago
You can use it. I said A4, because I use A4, but if you can take from somewhere 90 square papers it's fine...you can use them.
8.5 inches by 11 inches
dude this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charles IV7 years ago
Are you Golics?
slu6alka (author)  Charles IV7 years ago
No, I'm not golics.
Did you get this from one of his designs? P.S. sorry if I'm sounding nosy but I'm just curious... good thing I'm not a cat.
slu6alka (author)  Charles IV7 years ago
I got this from a book.
Oh, ok what book was it?
slu6alka (author)  Charles IV7 years ago
sorry I don't remember the title of the book. It was a long time ago. I'm sorry.
Ok, thanks
Charles IV7 years ago
Finally I finished!!!
Charles IV7 years ago
Wow I always wanted to know how to do this after I saw golics video on metacafe. Very nice.
wow...that is great.....I have to try this sometime.....5 STARS!!!