Origami Ball
1) Fold a square piece of paper in half twice as shown above. Be sure printed side of paper is on the outside.


2) Open into a half sheet and fold one side into a triangle.
3) Unfold the triangle and push in the top edge to reform the triangle with the flap on the inside.
4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other side of the rectangle to create a double layered triangle.


5) Fold the left and right tips of the top layer to meet the upper point of the triangle.
6) Flip the paper over and repeat step 5 on the other side.
7) Fold the left and right tips of the top layer to meet at the center slit.
8) Flip the paper over and repeat step 7 on the other side.


9) Fold the tip of the top left flap down and tuck it into the into the left hand triangular pocket.
10) Repeat step 9 on the right hand side.
11) Flip the paper over and repeat steps 9 and 10 on the other side.
12) Blow hard into the hole at the bottom to inflate the ball.

 

copyright 2001 Images by Martin R. Carbone, Inc.; Text by MIT 2.009