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Let's do Kusudama
The Japanese have a way of turning ordinary things into works of art. In origami, we see that paper can evolve into a multitude of unforeseen objects.
Here's what we will make!
This flower is even prettier in person. It can be used by itself or in a bunch. You may put a stick to hold up a dozen and prop up on a vase at your desk. It can be strung into a garland or bouquet. It can be a wall hanging. You can insert Christmas lights in the middle section (so long as it won't be on too long). You can make small ones and string together to form a luau necklace. The possibilities are endless!
1. Cut a piece of paper into a square shape. This piece of paper will form 1 petal so it depends on you what sized paper you'll use. Try to practice using newspaper or any used piece of paper - just so you don't ruin the paper you're going to use.
2. Fold it in half - making a triangle.
3. Flip the edges up and fold.
It will look like a triangle.
4. Insert your finger in the fold and widen that portion of the paper - it should look like the picture below.
Do that on both sides.
Now that I think about it, it looks like a crown :)
5. Fold the tops of the "crowns".
Do it on the other side.
6. Press the sides together so it will form an elegant petal.
They look fab with different sizes :)
TIP: To hasten finishing a lot of the work, make sure you cut all the paper the same way.
To make a single flower, make 6 petals. To make a flower ball, make 12 flowers.
Hailey, our "paw"-fficemate, inspecting the Kudusama flower
We hope you enjoy making this craft!
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