Aug 042022

Origami Poinsettia Floral Ball

The Poinsettia Floral Ball is a beautiful kusudama from Meenakshi Mukerji’s book ‘Marvelous Modular Origami‘. I have been wanting to make this model for quite some time, but never got around to it! So when I got some pretty pink wrapping paper, I finally got around to folding it. Well, red paper would have been the obvious choice for a poinsettia flower, I do realize, but I kinda liked this paper for the model.

The modules are pretty easy to fold. Assembly is also fairly simple. The lock is quite strong, but I did end up adding a little glue to a few corners. All these ball-like modulars tend to get thrown about a bit, so always makes sense to add some glue at the joints. The floral ball is fairly large – mine was about 5.5 inches in diameter (I had used rectangle that were 4 inches by 2 inches).

The book provides quite a few variations in the floral balls and hopefully, I will soon get around to folding those as well :)

Model Details:

Model: Poinsettia Floral Ball

Creator: Meenakshi Mukerji

Book: Marvelous Modular Origami

Author: Meenakshi Mukerji

Creator Website: Origami – MM’s Modular Mania

Classification: Origami | Modular | 30 Units

Difficulty Level: Low Intermediate

Paper Ratio: Rectangle in ratio 1:2

Paper Size: 4 inches by 2 inches

Model Size: ~5.5 inches in diameter