1. Measure and cut a square piece of paper.
You can make the square out of music (like I did) or an old book or a plain paper or newspaper or magazines or an electricity bill… Anything. Just as long as it’s square.
Size depends on you. My range is from 4 inches to 1 inch (which is extremely fiddly!).
2. Fold the paper into a triangle.
3. Fold the right corner to the top, making sure the points match.
4. Using that same point, fold it to the right. Crease it. The folded edges will line up.
5. Open the fold up and smooth it down.
6. On that same flap, fold the top triangle so that you’re top right side is smooth.
7. Then, usuing the already present crease, fold that side in half.
8. Congragulate your fingers! They’ve just done one side. Not hard is it?
9. Repeat with the other side.
10. Take both of the fancy sides you just folded and put them together. Usuing glue, double-sided tape, or hot glue, run a bit of sticky-stuff along the outside line. Stick the two sides together and you’ve got one petal.
5 petals make a flower.
12 fowers make a circular ball.
All in all, you’ll need 60 little squares all folded as shown above.
11. Once you have a collection of folded and glued petals, stick the folded edges together. Side to side.
12. Glue 6 flowers together to make half a ball. Put some ribbon or twine down the middle if you plan on hanging it somewhere.
13. Stick the remaining 6 flowers to your completed half. You have a Kusudama Ball!
14. Hang somewhere and admire.
15. Make sure everyone else admires it too.