Here you will learn to make a cool looking Origami Ball, from 6 squares of paper.

the paper I use is regular printer paper, but foil works really well (and looks cooler).
With this kind of design, smaller is usually better/neater looking -- but too small greats really difficult. My squares are 2 1/8 " on a side, b/c I took an 8 1/2 x 11, made a square and divided it into 16ths.

For more fun, try making a stellated octahedron w/ 16 pieces!!!

These make great holiday decorations, or gifts (I've made a few pair of earrings from foil-made ones).

Step 1: Precreasing

With many modular designs, precreasing takes almost as much time as the real folding, and this is no exception ;-)

Just follow the pictures...

Step 2: Folding a Unit

Once you're done precreasing, you can fold the actual unit.

do this w/ 6 squares of the same size.

Step 3: Assembling the Ball

Now, this part is the hardest, imo -- you may want a small plastic/bone implement to assist if you are making a really small version.
Just so you know,this is really called a"Japanese Brocade"
Thanks for letting me know!
made one with 12 modules, i may post a picture of it<br>
i love this! 5 stars<br>
And by my request, I mean steps two to three on page two of your instructable.
PLEASE tell me how to get from Step 2 to Step 3!
Hey, just wanted to say nice job! I was thinking of gluing these to earring posts or&nbsp; whatever.&nbsp; :) You can make them pretty small too... These are beautiful as well as easy to do! :)<br />
&nbsp;Thanks! It's always great to know when work is appreciated.<br /> btw. they make *great* earrings =) especially when you use foil-paper (gold or silver, as in the picture. red foil looks great as well).
that is pretty cool for your first instructables&nbsp; but&nbsp; there is one thing, i don't get the last step, pic #1
in the last step, you connect the units together to form the final ball. This done by inserting the point of one perpendicularly into the side of another.<br />
adio: yes i have, within 30 squares right? =)<br/>
have u made this one yet?
Hmm yeah I think I have :) its a good design
thx alot, i didnt understand this one video on how to make this same model, but thanks to you, i managed to make this model. these instructions were easy to follow!
you're welcome. If you made one, post a pic!
i really don't understand how to go from this step to the next picture. And at this point are you using 2 or 3 "squares"?
the first three pictures are of 2 units being put together, the next two are of 3 units, etc.
thanks for your quick answer :) I download the Pdf and the information was there!
easier when smaller
<strong>:( I didn't know I needed more than one sheet of paper u should include that in the &quot;first step&quot; and I was doing soo good </strong><br/>
well...if you read the introduction, it says &quot;from <strong>6 squares</strong> of paper&quot;....<br/>
Great instructions! They make wonderful earrings! I just have a question... do you know who designed it? Or perhaps you did?
I believe it is called "Japanese Brocade".
I learned this design from a friend, but I've seen it in various places; I think it's a farily old design. Thanks for your interest
love it, thanks
Cool ball, great instructions!
thanks, this is my first instructable
Really? You did a great job.

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