origami 3D star kusudama

Learn How to Fold This Amazing 3D Star Kusudama

3d star kusudama

Learn How to Fold This Amazing 3D Star Kusudama

This is a modular that I keep on getting back to. It’s easy to make and it looks amazing.  If you want to fold it as well, follow the instruction below.

Step 1:

Fold the paper in the middle and open it up again. Fold all corners to the center so that a small square is formed.

Step 2:

Turn the square over and position it on the tip. The center fold runs perpendicular. Fold the right side to the center, and also fold the left side to the center as you see in the pictures below.

Important is that the folding always starts on the right-hand side. So all the modules will be the same. If you start on the other direction the modules will not fit.

Step 3:

Turn the trapezoidal shape over. Fold the right and left corners to the center line. This side will later be the interior side of the 3D star kusudama and is then no longer visible.

Step 4:

Turn the resulting module over, and fold it in the middle and open it out again. This side of the module will later be the outer side of the star.

In each of the upper right and left lower triangles is a short, slanting slot, in which the adhesive triangle of another module is inserted.

For this the adhesive triangle is folded outwards and coated on the back with adhesive before being inserted in the slot of the other module. You should also shorten the corners for easier assembling. See the pictures below.

You need 30 modules

The assembly it’s the classic kusudama assembly, 5 with 3. 

And this is it. This is all you have to do to fold a 3D star kusudama.

5 Petal Flowers

To make this kusudama even more interesting, I decided to fold some 5 petal flowers and glue them to the base. 

Each flower is made from 5 pieces of square paper and you need 12 flowers for the kusudama.

I will post on my Instagram how to fold it, but you can also find tutorials online.

The final result of the 3D Star Kusudama

Cristina Coroiu
I'm a proud Hufflepuff who loves to fold origami models and share them with the world.

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