I love 3D paper things. Love. And when I saw a little picture of what appeared to be paper balls in a CB2 catalog, I thought, “I am going to make those.”
So the other day while babysitting my nieces and I made some paper balls.
Download the PDF templates here:
- Large ball (10”)– print/cut 12 sheets
- Medium ball (5”)– print/cut 2 sheets
- Small ball (3”)– print/cut 1 sheet
Download a Silhouette .studio file here:
- Small ball (3”)– unzip the file; cut 1 sheet
Use the slits to join petals together. Keep adding shapes, connecting as you go, so that every petal is connected to another on the neighboring flower.
If you want to hang your ornament, you might like to add the string before assembling the ball. I placed a piece of tape on the back of one flower so the hole wouldn’t tear, then used a needle to pull string through, forming a loop on the front side. I taped down the ends on the back side to secure it.
The colored balls are made from regular-weight computer paper (Astrobright from Office Max) and the white balls are made with cardstock. The big sphere is the size of a basketball; the little one is approximately a baseball. And the medium-sized one maybe a large grapefruit.