This imaginative kusudama, designed by Dave Mitchell, requires just paper and patience! One needs to use paper of a smaller size and I have seen that regular ‘Post It Note’ sizes are just perfect. One can use an array of colors to fold an Electra and ‘interlocking’ these to make a ‘globe’ is real easy too.
Origami base to start off:
It starts off with a simple ‘waterbomb’ base, and can make use of a single color of paper too.
What you need:
60 pieces or rather sheets of paper. I have used Post – its to create this model. These are square shaped of size approx 5 inches or so.
Here’s how you do it:
I have found this video on Youtube.com by Cabulete, which clearly depicts how to fold an Electra. In it, they have used a paper size of 5″ or so.
Putting it together / Technique:
Try to connect different colored units together to add ‘variety’ to the color in the model. One should remember that the design consists of a “star” shape, connected to a “triangle’ shape. This alternating pattern is to be followed throughout the design and comes in really handy when checking up on whether you are going the right way.