Maria Vakhrusheva’s Fiesta Kusudama origami is a model that I discovered recently. It is a fairly simple and elegant model and I love the way mine has turned out.
There are 2 ways of assembly – the 3-unit cones look more traditional, so I opted for the 5-unit cone. I had first assembled the 5-unit version, by mistake, when I folded Tomoko Fuse’s Little Turtle Kusudama. I ended up liking this version more than the 3-unit version!
Model: Fiesta Kusudama
Creator: Maria Vakhrusheva
Diagram: The Fold Magazine (for registered members only)
Difficulty Level: Low Intermediate
Paper Ratio: Square
Paper Size: 3 inches
Model Size: 5 inches diameter