I’ve been asked how I make these, fewer times than I care to mention. The materials for them are easy to come by, being two A4 sheets of paper.
OK Letter size will do, at a pinch, but your balls may end up being a slightly different size to those seen here.
Now the first thing you must master is your grasp of the paper. Use your dominant hand, I’m left handed, and grasp the first sheet so. I cannot stress enough that a firm grip and confident action are essential here or the finished product could end up misshapen.
Next you make the first fold. Be bold here.
And breath. Second fold
The rest are pretty much the same so I’ll let the pictures tell the story
At this stage the ball should be kneaded in the palm whilst rotating it to give the desired ,almost, spherical shape.
There you have it. Oh sorry I did say balls didn’t I, not ball. Here it is with its companion
A smashing pair if I do say so myself. The last pic shows them with a ruler to give an idea of scale.
Not my most difficult of projects, I’m sure anyone can make a balls up, sorry pair of balls up, in no time.
It occurs to me to post these as a project. After all they are finished and made of wood (pulp)!
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com