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Origami Happiness Balls - Kusudama

Шары счастья оригами, Кусудама

Kusudama (Jap., Lit. “medicinal ball”) is a paper model that is usually (but not always) formed by stitching together the ends of many identical pyramidal modules (usually stylized flowers folded from a square sheet of paper), so that a spherical body is obtained . Alternatively, individual components can be glued together (for example, the kusudama on the bottom photo is completely glued, and not stitched). Sometimes, as a decoration, a tassel is attached at the bottom. In ancient Japan, kusudams were used for healing fees and incense.

Kusudama is a special class of origami models that are distinguished by their own atmosphere and assembly technique. Kusudama differs clear lines and literate proportions. In addition, its assembly does not take you much time.

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

Litte roses kusudama

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

Litte Roses variations

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

Litte roses kusudama

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

Litte Unit variation

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

Kusudama variation

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

Firefly sonobe

Star dodecahedron from Anna Alekseeva

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

So, to assemble the Stellated Dodecahedron kusudama you will need:

  • 30 square sheets of paper of any size (small leaves 7.5cm by 7.5cm are quite suitable);
  • a couple of hours of free time.

To assemble this kusudama, it is best to use double-sided paper, painted in different colors. So your kusudama will be even brighter and more interesting.

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

We will fold under the detailed scheme from the author of the model. We hope you can easily figure out and put together this interesting model. Good luck!

Kusudama Spring Tomoko Fuse

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

Spring is just around the corner and you want to enjoy the first flowers, the sun and good weather. Today we will give you a piece of spring with a beautiful Kusudama with the same name from the master Tomoko Fuse. So, to your attention Kusudama Spring.

To build such a Kududama you will need:

  • 30 square sheets of paper approximately 7.5 cm by 7.5 cm — paper is better to take two-color paper, so you can better convey the beauty of the colors obtained in the center of each sector of your kusudama;
  • about an hour of free time.

Each module is quite simple and its assembly will not take you much time. Yes, and the assembly of Kusudama itself is not particularly difficult. The modules are attached to each other without the use of glue, they are held solely on the folds of the paper.

A talented origami master Tadashi Mori will show you all the stages of assembly. We hope you will succeed!

Kusudama Cherry Blossom Ball from Tomoko Fuse

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

You can cheer yourself up not only by meeting with friends or good spring weather, but also by contemplating beautiful things, especially if these things are made with your own hands. We present to your attention another spring kusudamu from the master of his work of Tomoko Fuse called Cherry Blossom Ball - or Cherry Blossom.

To build such a kusudama you will need:

  • traditional 30 square sheets of paper about 7.5 cm by 7.5 cm - you can take absolutely any size, only the size of your finished piece will depend on it;
  • about a couple of hours of free time.

Each module for a given kusudama is quite simple. You will need to simply repeat the actions of the author of the video lesson. As for the assembly of modules into a single ball, then you need to be extremely careful and try to connect the modules as accurately as possible.

So, watch the video lesson and put together a wonderful spring kusudamu Cherry Blossom Ball!

Kusudama Aline by Tadashi Mori

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

In this article, we want to again offer our readers to fold the kusudamu. This time, Kusudamu is represented by the famous origami master Tadashi Mori. His name Kusudama received on behalf of his girlfriend Aline. Well, let's get started?

To build such a Kududama you will need:

  • 30 rectangles with 4: 1 sides (in this case, the author took rectangles (2 x 8 cm) in size;
  • some free time and patience.

Each model is made up and the Kusudama itself is quite simple. Triangular blanks are formed from rectangles, which then fold to the most real kusudam.

As always, Tadashi Mori shows and tells in great detail how exactly to fold his models. We hope you will understand everything and you can easily fold such a beautiful kusudamu. We wish you good luck!

Kusudama Snapology (Snapology Icosahedron) according to the Heinz Strobl scheme

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

We present to your attention a not quite ordinary Kusudamu Snapology Icosahedron, the author of which is Heinz Strobl. This kusudama is folded using Snapology technology, that is, from rectangular strips of paper that are specifically connected to each other. Interesting? Then you are welcome!

To build such a kusudama you will need:

  • 16 strips of the same color;
  • 24 strips of a different color.

Paper strips are recommended to be made from ordinary A4 rectangular sheets. The dominant color you will need 2 sheets, and the secondary - 3 sheets. The dominant color you will have outside Kusudama, and secondary - peeking between the connections of the modules. Each sheet should be divided into 8 pieces on the long side and cut into strips.

Next, you need to add a certain number of modules and connect them together, as shown in the video tutorial. You can also see a photo workshop on the assembly of this kusudama.

Kusudama from octahedra according to the Meenakshi Mukerji scheme

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

We present to your attention a very interesting and fairly simple to build kusudamu called Compound of 5 Octahedra from the master of origami Meenakshi Mukerji. Even children can collect this kusudamu, there is nothing complicated here, and the result is very original.

So, to build such a Kududama we need:

  • 30 square sheets of paper of any size - you can make a Kusudama in one color or use several shades, for example, 5 different colors (then you will need to take 6 sheets of each color);
  • free time and desire to create.

First you need to stack the modules. In the video tutorial that we offer below, you can see the entire build process with detailed descriptions. After all the modules are folded, you can start assembling kusudama. No glue or accessories are needed for this. Good luck!

Kusudama dodecahedron according to the Robert Neale scheme

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

We present to your attention the most beautiful Kusudamu-twelve of the origami master Robert Neale. Such a kusudama is made up of modules that are small triangles with protrusions for connection. Pretty simple, but very spectacular Kusudama.

In order to fold this kusudamu you will need:

  • 30 square sheets of paper - if you fold, as shown in the video tutorial, from modules of three colors, then you will need to take 10 sheets of each color (you can also make a two-color kusudamu, it will also look great);
  • about an hour of free time.

Most of the time you will take the assembly kusudama together. The modules themselves are quite simple.

Shows the entire assembly phase of this origami model Ignacio Smith. We hope you will understand everything and you can easily add this model. Good luck!

Kusudama "Brilliant" Makoto Yamaguchi scheme

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

To invent your own origami models is a real skill, which only extraordinary personalities are capable of. Sometimes the most interesting things are made up of the simplest components, which seem to be visible to everyone. Today we will put together with you a simple but very beautiful kusudamu "Brilliant" according to the scheme of Makoto Yamaguchi.

To build such a Kududama you will need:

  • 6 square sheets of paper measuring 15 cm by 15 cm - Kusudama will look great if you use 2 sheets of different colors;
  • 30 minutes of free time.

To assemble together the modules of this kusudama, glue is used. Many may say that this is contrary to the traditions of origami, but in fact the authentic kusudams were sewn together with the help of threads, and later they began to use glue. Such kusudama is going to be quite simple and fast. Hope you enjoy.

Kusudama "Pentagon" according to the scheme Jun Maekawa

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

The original kusudams, which seem to be possible to watch forever, are among the most favorite origami models for many people. These magic balls not only look interesting and attractive, but also carry a charge of positive energy invested in them by the creator. Today, we will put together another beautiful Kusudamu called the Pentagon according to the Jun Maekawa scheme.

To build such a Kududama you will need:

  • 30 square sheets of paper, for example, 10 cm by 10 cm in size - the kusudama will look even more interesting if you take 10 sheets of three different colors;
  • about an hour of free time.

Without the help of glue or any additional materials, the modules are attached to each other only with the help of protrusions and pockets of paper. All in the best traditions of origami art.

Ignacio Smith's video tutorial on assembling the Pentagon kusudama to your attention!

Kusudama Bascetta Star according to the scheme Paolo Bascetta

Origami Happiness Balls, Kusudama

Bright kusudams, which simply amaze the imagination with their inconceivable shape and interweaving of modules, are a rather extensive theme in origami. There are a lot of models for kusudam, let's try to add at least some of them. Today we bring to your attention the Kusudamu Bascetta Star from the master Paolo Bascetta.

To build such a Kududama you will need:

  • 30 square sheets of paper about 7 cm by 7 cm in size - it is possible to take preparations and other size. We can also use several different colors of paper, for example, 10 modules of each color.
  • a couple of hours of free time.

It takes a little time to assemble one module, about 5 minutes, and by the 20-30th module you will add them even in 2-3 minutes. The main work is to be done when assembling modules in Kusudamu All your diligence and attentiveness will be needed here.