Magic Ball

by Caitlin
(Stanwood, WA)

I made a magic ball, the hardest origami item I have attempted or made...

It took me three times to finally get a ball. Third time's the charm. It took me half an hour to realize my first attempt wouldn't work because the paper ratio was incorrect and my folding was going slow.

The second attempt went better. I found a faster way to fold all the Xs and my ratio was correct. However, I learned my paper was too small. The third attempt went much better and only took 5 hours to create.

I made it out of a calendar from Japan Air. In total it took me over 6 hours to finally create a magic ball after debating for months on whether I should fold one. I was really really excited when I finally completed the model! :)

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Jul 31, 2015
Amazing NEW
by: Bella

The photo itself was more than enough for me to understand how hard it would be to make something of that sort. I wish, you had uploaded a video about the making of the magic ball, which would have been of great use.

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Jul 02, 2013
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Mar 23, 2013
by: wow pow

omg impossible

Feb 10, 2013
by: Anonymous

I am having alot of trouble with this......can u supply how u made it? Please?

Oct 26, 2012

"Only 5 hours" You gotta be kidding me!! :)

Oct 19, 2012
by: Anonymous

how do you make it?

Sep 07, 2012
by: Anonymous


Mar 03, 2012
The magic ball
by: Vanessa

Please could you teach me the easiest way to do it!

Oct 22, 2011
Magic Ball
by: Anonymous

I LOVE MAKING ORIGAMI MAGIC BALLS! I make it every time I see paper!! It took me over 1 1/2 weeks to make it! Congratulations on making it on your third attempt!

Oct 11, 2011
by: Anonymous

cool ball

Aug 08, 2011
by: Anonymous

Looks Good!

Jul 04, 2011
by: Anonymous

Hey do you have instructions for this? I would really like to learn how to make it!

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