• There are six flowers each with five petals that make up this model
  • Each flower showcases a different aspect of the print
  • This is a very delicate model but the unit connections are sturdy
  • The shape of this model is like that of a puffed-up cube
  • All of the unit connections are hidden behind the center of the flower
  • To keep the curves smooth I used a lightweight kami

Meenakshi Mukerji has created a number of these open-faced floral balls and I can’t wait to fold more, they are light and fluffy and fun to make. Even though they are delicate, the connections between the units are strong and hold together well. It’s much sturdier than it looks. The risk is in squashing the model down and creating unwanted creases along the curved edges, forever flattening the globe.

For this design, I used a lightweight one-sided kami print. The delicate flowers in the paper were a good fit for this fragile looking model. I attempted to assemble the units in such a way that no face was identical and each had it’s own representation of different aspects of the print: a solid green face, a large cluster of flowers, or a mix of the two.

Diagram Credits

Petunia Floral Ball by Meenakshi Mukerji
  • 30 units
  • 3 1/2 inch globe

Materials

Printed kami

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