Origami Fasett Sonobe Kusudama (Maria Sinayskaya)

Origami Fasett Sonobe Kusudama (Maria Sinayskaya)


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami. And today I’ll be teaching you how to fold an Origami Fasett Sonobe designed by Maria Sinayskaya. This is a simple origami kusudama and it
looks great when it’s completed. Diagrams for this model can be found in Maria’s
new book called Zen Origami. For more information check out my 70,000
Subscriber Giveaway video or click on the link in the description below. This
model requires 30 square sheets of paper. Each unit is folded from one square, and
I recommend using 3″ squares to fold the units. Using 3″ squares
will result in a model about 4.5″ wide. I’m going to be using larger paper with
color on one side and white on the other just to make it a bit easier to follow
along. And once you prepared your paper, then we’re going to start with our first
square with the white side up. And then we’re going to fold in half diagonally. So take this bottom right corner and fold it up to the top left corner. Align the corners and the edges, then
make your crease, and then unfold. And now we’re going to rotate the paper so that
the crease we just made is now held vertically. And then we want to fold over
this bottom right edge and align it with that vertical crease. So we’re going to
do that by lifting up the right side of the paper, and we want to start at the
bottom of the model and work our way up aligning the edge with that crease, just
like this. And once the edge and the crease are completely aligned, then you
can make your crease. And your model should look like this. And now we’re going to rotate the paper 180 degrees. And from here we’re going to fold up this bottom
corner by making a horizontal crease along this colored edge here. So we’re
going to do that by basically pulling up this bottom corner as far as it’ll go. You’ll see it reaches a point where it
doesn’t want to go any further and that’s where you want to make your
crease. You also want to make sure that this
vertical crease and this colored edge align, and then you can make your crease. And then you can unfold the two colored flaps that we just fold it in. And then
you’ll be back to the original square. And now we’re going to make the same
creases on the right. So once again, we’re going to fold up
this bottom right edge and align it with this vertical crease. We’re going to do that by pulling over
the right side of the model, and again you want to start at the bottom of the
model and work your way up aligning the edge with the crease. Once the edge is completely
aligned, then you can make your crease. And then we’re going to rotate 180 degrees. And once again we’re going to fold up this bottom corner by
making a horizontal crease along this colored edge here. So we’re going to do
that by basically pulling up the bottom corner as far as it’ll go. Once it reaches that colored edge, then
you also want to make sure that this vertical crease and this colored edge
align as well. Once everything is aligned, then you can
make your crease. And then we’re going to unfold the two colored flaps, just like
we did before, so that we’re back to the original square. And now we’re going to
fold down this top corner along this existing horizontal crease. So we’re
simply going to pull down the top corner, just like this, and then we’re going to
fold the same corner back up until it aligns with this point here, where this
vertical crease intersects with this top edge. So we’re going to do that by simply
pulling up the bottom corner, and once it aligns with that intersection, then you
can make your crease. And then you can unfold the small flap that we just folded up. And from here we’re going to fold up the same corner and align it with
this point here where this horizontal crease intersects with this diagonal
crease. So we’re going to do that by simply lifting up this bottom corner. We’re going to pull it over until it
aligns with that crease intersection. As you’re doing this, you’ll also see that
this white edge will align with the horizontal crease as well, and then you
can make your crease. And your model should look like this. Then we’re going to rotate 180 degrees and we’re going to do the same exact thing on the top. So once
again we’re going to fold this top corner down along this existing
horizontal crease, just like this. And then we’re going to fold the same corner
back up until it aligns with this point here where the vertical crease
intersects with the top edge. So we’re going to do that by simply lifting up
the bottom corner and aligning it with that intersection just like we did on
the other side. Then you can make your crease and your model should look like
this. And then you can unfold the small flap that we just folded up. And from
here we’re going to fold up that same corner and align it with this point here
where this angle bisector intersects with this horizontal crease. So we’re
going to do that by again lifting up this bottom corner, aligning it with that crease
intersection, and you’ll see that this white edge will
align with the horizontal crease underneath. Then you can make your crease. And once you’ve done that on both sides, your model should look like this. And now
we’re going to fold over the colored part of this bottom right edge and align
it with this vertical crease. So we’re going to do that by lifting up the right
side of the model, and we want to start at the bottom of that vertical crease
and work our way up until the entire edge is aligned. Then you can make your
crease. And your model should look like this. And now we’re going to rotate the paper 180 degrees and then we’re going to do the same exact thing. So once again we’re going to fold over
the colored part of this bottom right edge and align it with this vertical
crease. So we’re going to do that by lifting up the
right side of the model, and we’re going to pull it over to the left until the
entire edge is aligned with that vertical crease. And then you can make
your crease. And once you’ve done that on both sides then you can turn the model
over. And from here we’re going to fold in these two white triangles. So we’re
going to start with this triangle on the bottom, and we simply want to fold it up
as far as it’ll go. You’ll see that your new crease will
align with that horizontal edge on the bottom. And then we’re going to rotate 180 degrees, and we’re going to do the same exact thing. So we’re going to fold up this bottom
white triangle as far as it’ll go, and once you’ve made your crease, you’ll
see it will align with that horizontal edge on the bottom, and then we’re going
to turn the model over. And now we’re going to slightly unfold this large flap
on the right side of the model. And we’re going to do that by lifting up on this
top layer of paper. And you want to do it carefully so that you don’t unfold the
corner that we just folded behind. Then from here we want to slide this large
flap underneath this colored flap on the top of the model. So we’re going to do that by simply
sliding this large flap underneath as far as it will go until it re-collapses
along this existing crease. So you can make your crease to flatten it out, and
then your model should look like this. Now we’re going to rotate the paper
180 degrees and we’re going to do the same thing. So once again we’re going to slightly
unfold this large flap on the right side of the model by pulling up on this top
layer of paper. Again be careful not to unfold this corner that we just folded
behind. And then we want to slide this large flap underneath this colored flap
on the top of the model as far as it go. So we’re going to slide that large
flap underneath, just like this, until it re-collapses along this existing
crease. And once you’ve done that on both sides, then you can turn the model over.
And now we’re going to fold over this bottom horizontal edge and align it with
this vertical crease. So we’re going to do that by lifting up the right side of
the model, and we’re going to pull it over to the left until the entire edge
is aligned with that crease, just like this. You’ll also see that these diagonal
edges align as well. And then you can make your crease. And once you’ve done
that on the right, then we’re going to rotate 180 degrees, and
we’re going to do the same exact thing. So once again we’re going to fold over
this bottom horizontal edge and align it with that vertical crease. So we’re just
going to pull over the right side of the model, just like we did before, until that entire edge is aligned with
that crease. You’ll see that the diagonal edges will align as well, then you can
make your crease. And now we’re going to turn the model over. And then we’re going
to reinforce this existing vertical crease. So we’re going to do that by
folding the entire model in half. So take this right corner and fold it over to
this left corner, and once both corners are aligned then you can make a sharp
crease through all layers, just like this. Then you can lift up the model and
slightly pull apart on the flaps on each side. And this is one completed unit. Now you must fold 29 more. Once you’ve folded all 30 units, you’re
going to need 2 to start the assembly. Then look at one and you’ll notice that
has a large flap like this on each side, and it also has a small pocket
underneath these white triangles here on each side. So once again we’re going to take our
second unit, and what we want to do is insert the second units flap inside of
the first units pocket. And we’re going to do that by lifting up both units. And
then it may help to slightly rotate the second unit like this. Then from here we
want to bring both units together again by sliding the second unit’s flap all the
way inside of the first unit’s pocket, just like this. And you want to continue
sliding both units together as far as they’ll go. And if you’ve done this
correctly, you’ll see that this mountain fold on the top of the second unit
aligns with the edge on the first unit underneath. And once you’ve done that,
then we’re going to slightly rotate the model, and we’re going to add a third
unit the same way. So again it may help to slightly rotate
the third unit, and from here we want to insert the third unit’s flap inside of
the second unit’s pocket just like we did before. So we’re going to lift up all
three units and then we want to bring the second and third units together
again by sliding the third unit’s flap inside of the second unit’s pocket. You want to slide the units together
until they’re completely aligned, and then you’ve connected the second and third
units. But from here we need to connect the first and third units. So we’re going
to do that by rotating the model and then we’re going to carefully pull out
the first unit’s flap from underneath. So we’re just going to pull it out on top,
just like this, and then we’re going to slide the first unit’s flap inside of the
third unit’s pocket just like we’ve been doing. So we’re just going to bring the
first and third units together, just like this, until they’re completely aligned. You may want to slightly readjust all
three units just to create a nice point in the middle. But once you’ve done that,
then you’ll see that you created this pyramid shape from three units. And now
we’re going to continue adding units the same way by creating these three unit
pyramids on the unused flaps of these three units here. Now you can see that we have four of
these pyramids. These are the three that we just added, and here’s the original
that we were working from. So from here we’re just going to continue making
these pyramids by adding on to these unused flaps just like we did before. But
as you’re doing this, you also need to consider the underlying icosahedral
structure of this model. That means that five of these pyramid shapes must always
come together at any given point. So you just want to keep that in mind as
you add the remaining units. All you have to do is keep making these
three unit pyramid shapes and you want to make sure that five of them always
come together at any given point. And once you’ve assembled all 30 units
then your Origami Fasett Sonobe is complete! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video
tutorial on how to fold an Origami Fasett Sonobe designed by Maria Sinayskaya. Feel free to upload photos of your completed model to the YouTube Gallery
on my website to be featured here in my next video, or simply upload your photos
to Instagram with the hashtag #ezorigami to be featured here as well. Again, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

25 thoughts on “Origami Fasett Sonobe Kusudama (Maria Sinayskaya)

  1. Hey Ez! It's a very nice tutorial. I will probably make it! Although I don't have smaller paper. If I use large paper, will it be loose? Very nice tutorial man! I like the way how you teach!!!!!

  2. Wonderful tutorial as always Evan, I'm thinking of using some duo kraft paper for this one, not sure whether to risk 5cm squares!

    On another note, I'm currently in conversation with Maria discussing the possibility of making a tutorial on one of her models and wanted to ask if I could borrow sone of your presentation techniques? 🙂

  3. I love your kusadama tutorials. I'm pretty awful at modular origami, but your tutorials have helped me out a lot!

  4. I really enjoy your videos- so easy to follow along. I personally would love to see you fold more kusudamas. Thanks for all your hard work!

  5. awesome video ez! u make the most difficult models seem so easy well this was a easy model !!! hey in your next videocould u teach more flashers ? other then the original one u already taught jeremy shafer has a whole playlist of flashers could u teach them pls? thx

  6. A different kind of a sonobe module. Looks great. Like the way it's explained, especially the idea of drawing the lines for the convenience of those who are new to origami, is a good one. 🙂 Thanks for this.
    PS: Isn't this kusudama a stellated icosahedron?

  7. Thank you so much for this excellent tutorial!! I made two kusudamas in no time. I used 5×5 cm and 7,5×7,5 cm paper and both are quite nice.
    You can have a look on my channel 🙂

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