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Kusudama "Lotus"

by Yurii Shumakov

Use 6 squares of paper, identical in size. You will also need a tube of paper glue.

By gluing to each other six lotuses (four on equator and two on poles), you get a very beautiful kusudama.

1 Fold and unfold a sheet on diagonals.

2 Turn and fold and unfold each way half-and-half.

3 Fold down the lateral corners, simultaneously bringing the top corner to bottom.

4 Fold and unfold the "square" form half-and-half.

5 Fold and unfold top and lateral corners to the centre.

6 Make excesses through points of crossing of the turned out square with diagonals.

7 Open model and sink top inside.

8 Turn the model around.

9 Open a corner downwards, simultaneously turning one "page" to the right.

10 Turn the model over, to other side.

11 Open a corner downwards, simultaneously turning one "page" to the right.

12 Bend top corner downwards, and lateral creases up.

13 Fold downwards, using an existing crease.

14 Slightly pressing with sides, unwrap pockets to the centre.

15 Unfold a crease upward.

16 Turn the model over.

17 Repeat steps 12-15.

18 Move apart forward and back corners in a direction of arrows, simultaneously moving together the lateral sides.

19 Unwrap model and bend the top corner.

20 Bend lateral creases up and cover by their top crease.

21 Slightly pressing with sides, unwrap pockets to the centre.

 

22 Turn the model over and repeat steps 19-21.

23 Results.

24 By undertaking by the large and index fingers of hands for places marked by points, pull in the parties, simultaneously rotating brushes towards each other.

25 Accurately straighten creases, then bend edges of petals, as shown in figure slightly.

One element for a kusudama is ready!

Glue together six elements by points of petals as shown.
Kusudama "Lotus" is ready!


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