# Origami Kusudama: modular schemes of balloons made of paper and video

# Origami Kusudama: master classes of the famous masters of the magic balls

Kusudama, or the ball of happiness - one of the most popular and beautiful destinations in origami, which sooner or later try to master all origami. Folding kusudam - traditional art, in fact it is the precursor of modular technology, only the modules here are not triangular, but pyramidal, more often in the form of stylized flowers. The article contains various options for folding origami Kusudam, video and photo instructions will teach you how to properly add modules and collect them together.

## Small ball( 6 modules)

This small ball of Kusudam consists of six modules. For work it is better to choose two-sided colored paper, and that the sides were of different colors, so that the product turned out bright and beautiful. If you do not have such paper, you can use the usual one-sided, folding sheets with each other white side. The size is arbitrary, depending on the size of the ball you want to end up with. Also for the assembly of parts together, you will need glue.

We begin to make origami Kusudama from paper, diagrams and step-by-step instructions are located below. A square sheet of paper is folded along two diagonals. In the process, you need to make clear folds, so that later it would be easier to work.

Bend the sheet horizontally and vertically. Straightening.

Next, we add all four corners to the central point, unfold, we get another small square from the folds inside the sheet.

"Valley" bend the sides of the square to the center.

Now also add the top and bottom of the workpiece.

From inside the figure, we try to carefully pull out the four corners.

Equalize so that the corners lie together.

We do this from the opposite side.

Open the shape of the arrows in the photo.

If everything is done correctly, we get here such a square workpiece.

We bend to the bottom two corners of a small square, as in the photo.

Just add the corners and the remaining three squares.

Expand each of the resulting triangles, gently straightened.

Angles of triangles bend on the opposite side, turn over. The module of the Kusudama was obtained.

Follow the steps sequentially, make five more of these modules.

Assembly diagram:

Two parts are connected with glue, promazyvaya protruding corners. We let it dry.

Next in turn, glue the other modules, forming a ball.

Once everything is assembled, the product is ready!

## Kusudama "Luminescence"

This magic ball is made according to the scheme of the famous master Marcel Aldo. Many are probably already familiar with his work. The work is called Luminescence, which in translation means "glow."We hope that you will like it.

### Materials:

For work, you need 30 sheets of paper with sides that correspond to the proportions of 1: 2( for example, 5 cm: 10 cm, 6 cm: 12 cm, etc.), a few hours.

The modules are assembled pretty quickly: the first of them you will spend 8-10 minutes, then the work will go much faster. Put together, it is also not very difficult: it does not even require glue, all elements are kept due to the design of the modules.

And here is the video of the master class.

## Kusudama "Loop"

This modular origami - kudusama master Saburo Kaze called "Loop", which translates as "loop".The work done according to this scheme turns out to be very beautiful and does not require extensive knowledge of the origami technique and craftsmanship.

Each ball module is made up of a square sheet of colored paper with a side of 15 cm, but it can be less: with these proportions, the kudusama leaves very voluminous. A total of 30 sheets are required. The module is a square piece with petals and is very similar to the base shape of origami, but is much more interesting. To work on each module, you will first take about 7-8 minutes, and after the tenth module this time will be significantly reduced.

Collect modules in origami balls kusudama very simple: each of them has protrusions and pockets, which are inserted into each other, forming the shape of the ball.

You can also assemble a ball from a smaller number of modules, but such a magnificent ball, like the author, will come out of only 30 elements.

Kusudama, or the ball of happiness - one of the most popular and beautiful destinations in origami, which sooner or later try to master all origami. Folding kusudam - traditional art, in fact it is the precursor of modular technology, only the modules here are not triangular, but pyramidal, more often in the form of stylized flowers. The article contains various options for folding origami Kusudam, video and photo instructions will teach you how to properly add modules and collect them together.

## Small ball( 6 modules)

This small ball of Kusudam consists of six modules. For work it is better to choose two-sided colored paper, and that the sides were of different colors, so that the product turned out bright and beautiful. If you do not have such paper, you can use the usual one-sided, folding sheets with each other white side. The size is arbitrary, depending on the size of the ball you want to end up with. Also for the assembly of parts together, you will need glue.

We begin to make origami Kusudama from paper, diagrams and step-by-step instructions are located below. A square sheet of paper is folded along two diagonals. In the process, you need to make clear folds, so that later it would be easier to work.

Bend the sheet horizontally and vertically. Straightening.

Next, we add all four corners to the central point, unfold, we get another small square from the folds inside the sheet.

"Valley" bend the sides of the square to the center.

Now also add the top and bottom of the workpiece.

Inside the figure, we try to carefully pull out the four corners.

Equalize so that the corners lie together.

We do this from the opposite side.

We open the figure in the arrows on the photo.

If everything is done correctly, we get here such a square workpiece.

We bend to the bottom two corners of a small square, as in the photo.

Just add the corners and the remaining three squares.

Reveal each of the resulting triangles, neatly straightened.

Angles of triangles bend on the opposite side, turn over. The module of the Kusudama was obtained.

Performing the actions sequentially, make five more such modules.

Assembly diagram:

Two parts are connected with glue, promazyvaya protruding corners. We let it dry.

Next in turn, glue the other modules, forming a ball.

Once everything is assembled, the product is ready!

## Kusudama "Luminescence"

This magic ball is made according to the scheme of the famous master Marcel Aldo. Many are probably already familiar with his work. The work is called Luminescence, which in translation means "glow."We hope that you will like it.

### Materials:

For work, you need 30 sheets of paper with sides that correspond to the proportions of 1: 2( for example, 5 cm: 10 cm, 6 cm: 12 cm, etc.), a few hours.

The modules are assembled pretty quickly: the first of them you spend 8-10 minutes, then the work will go much faster. Put together, it is also not very difficult: it does not even require glue, all elements are kept thanks to the design of the modules.

And here is the video of the master class.

## Kusudama "Loop"

This modular origami - kudusama master Saburo Kaze called "Loop", which translates as "loop".The work done according to this scheme turns out to be very beautiful and does not require extensive knowledge of the origami technique and craftsmanship.

Each ball module consists of a square sheet of colored paper with a side of 15 cm, but it can be less: with these proportions, the kudusama leaves very voluminous. A total of 30 sheets are required. The module is a square piece with petals and is very similar to the base shape of origami, but is much more interesting. To work on each module, you will first take about 7-8 minutes, and after the tenth module this time will be significantly reduced.

Collect modules in origami balls kusudama very simple: each of them has protrusions and pockets, which are inserted into each other, forming the shape of the ball.

You can also assemble a ball from a smaller number of modules, but such a magnificent ball, like the author's, will come out of only 30 elements.