The Japanese kusudama is a paper model. It is usually created by sewing or gluing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together through their points to form a spherical shape.
Here is a nice DIY tutorial on how to make an origami kusudama flower decoration. It’s very simple to make. Kids will have fun making this spectacular craft. When it’s ready, you can hang it for a nice decoration in the room. You can also insert an LED light into it and it becomes a glowing ball that looks so beautiful. A pretty kusudama flower can be made by folding five or six square pieces of paper. If you make twelve flowers, they can be assembled into a beautiful kusudama ball. Even if you use colorful sticky notes, the result is very impressive and can be used for decorative purposes or even worn as a temporary brooch. Here are the supplies you may need:
- Colored origami paper: 15 x 15 cm
Fold a bunch of these easy to make flowers for a girls room or for a party! This video shows you how to make a beautiful flower decoration.