Introduction: Decorative Origami Ball
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.