If there’s any single Makedo project you have to make, it’s this one. We’re releasing the secrets to the infamous Tanaka Satoshi Giant Windball, from Makedo's Master Maker in Japan.

One of our most revered Makedo creations for it’s stunning visual design, creativity, simplicity and adaptability - but most of all hours of play. No need for further explanation, these pictures and video of one Giant Windball’s adventures in Japan speak larger than words.

All you need are some reclaimed cardboard sheets and Makedo re-pins and re-clips available at mymakedo.com.

See the windball in action from Flickr: 

Step 1: Find

Source cardboard and cut out 30 30x30cm squares. Use the point end of the Makedo safe-saw and punch holes on all four corners of the cardboard square, however not too close to the edge. Use the Makedo hinge as a spacing guide.
<p>I finally had the chance to make it now that my daughter is old enough (4yrs). Her and her cousins (some older some younger) had a blast with it. After cutting out all the cardboard squares, we had all the kids &amp; adults draw/paint/create artwork on them, and once assembled, it kept the kids busy outside for hours and hours!</p>
I can't believe nobody has mentioned the word &quot;rhombicosidodecahedron&quot; yet.<br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhombicosidodecahedron" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhombicosidodecahedron</a><br> <br> I mean if you keep calling this thing a &quot;Giant Windball&quot;, how's anyone going to know what you're talking about?<br> ;-)
Haha you are so right! Bring on the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
hhmmmm coraplast from old signs instead of cardboard would make this more weather resistant... very interesting idea
This really appeals to me. So inspiring! You could have a party with 30 guests and have them all decorate a piece of cardboard. <br>OR You could take 30 LP album covers (!) and use the fronts of them. Or 15 and cut them up! Maybe someone has already done this?? <br> <br>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgrnIBlxZCk<br><br>That's all there really is to say on the matter.
That is a great idea! I really like to see such creative things! :)
I love it.<br>My weekend is now planned. Thank you.
Would love to see a photo of your Windball when you complete it! :D
Here it is. I had to invent my own cleats to hold it together. They didn't work very well so duct tape to the rescue again. I think the makedo gear would be much much much easier and neater.
LOOKS GREAT! :D thanks for sharing!
This looks like tons of fun! How many clips would this take?
This project would take around 60 makedo pins and clips. :) Makes building it a lot easier and simpler.
Perfect for a beach!
Very nice, thanks for sharing.
It's an industrialized tumbleweed!<br> <br> Looks like a lot of fun too.&nbsp; LOVE!
Thanks! It's loads of fun! :D

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