Those of you who loved yesterday’s stars will be delighted with today’s post. Those who were overwhelmed yesterday should go back through previous posts to find something more personally satisfactory.
OK, I got a little hooked by the locking parts of yesterday’s origami stars. This led to making even more complicated locking parts to make a kusudama.
The individual units don’t look like much,
but when assembled become spectacular.
This is the easiest kusudama star I could find on the internet:
The video seems extremely slow if you are just watching, but I found it useful to have that much time for each step. I usually hate video instruction because I have to keep pausing the video. In this case, I only had to stop twice.
Idnacio Smith’s kusudama part way through:
Mine, part way through.
If you would like to try this, just follow the steps in the video. Be patient and cheerful. It will all work out in the end. ; ]
After a little practice it took me 2 to 3 minutes to fold a single unit. I will eventually finish the star, just because it will be so beautiful.
You can find plans for even more kusudamas here.