Mini Magic Ball - NO TAPE!!!

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    [Low Intermediate] How to fold the Mini Magic Ball (designed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov - ) using a new easier method that uses no tape or glue.

    In this tutorial I show how to fold it from a 4.25- inch X 11.5-inch rectangle which is simply half a sheet of letter-sized printer paper.

    It can also be folded from a US dollar bill (3X7 rectangle) and I have a separate tutorial for that:

    The Magic Ball and related designs were published in the book "Origami Magic Ball Wonders" available on Amazon: or the digital version: Upon purchasing this book I now see that it contains a method for folding the Mini Magic Ball without tape (dating back to 1996!), but my method is different in at least three ways:

    The folds in my method are made from a different angle which saves the folder from having to reverse dozens of creases

    My method avoids having to make a diagonal grid in both directions

    The final lock uses a one-unit overlap instead of two which is a little more efficient in its use of paper.

    Music credits
    "Ravenous Love Monkey" (original)
    "Yard Sale" by Silent Partner (YouTube Audio Library)
    "Bitters by the Saloon" by Bird Creek (YouTube Audio Library)

  • minimagicballnotape!!!