How to Create a Sphere Using Eco-Ball Units

Sphere of Influence:

In earlier posts I have shown you how to fold the Eco-Ball unit. If you haven’t seen this blog post they are in the Origami blogs on this site.

Above you can see the basic unit created from a pinwheel base glued into this 3-D form. We have previously combined the units to make a ball, a wreath/candle holder, babies, an owl and a dog.

In this project we had to fold 28 units and glue them together. Then we put them together by twos to create hemispheres. We took 8 of the hemispheres and combined them to make a wreath.

Next you need to create a cross-like unit using five of the remaining hemisphere units.

In the above photo focus on the cross shaped upper portion. Notice that it fits on top of the circle of the wreath below.

You will have to apply a little pressure when gluing the cross on top of the wreath so the paper makes a tight connection.

Below are some of the previous projects made with this incredible building block.

Transformation Leads to Beauty and Usefulness

As I continue to experiment with this basic unit I often think of how God takes the elements of our lives and combines them in several ways to bring out hidden beauty and usefulness. At times the experiences that make up our lives seem chaotic, but in God’s perspective, He can find ways to accomplish His work in our lives for the better of His Kingdom purposes. The Apostle Paul wrote:

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

This beautiful transformation can only become possible when we submit ourselves to Him. He can then completely transform our lives into things of beauty.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to a God,, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that’s testing you may discern what the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12: 1-2


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