How To: Make an origami buckyball flower

Make an origami buckyball flower

Feeling ambitious? With this guide, you'll learn how to make 3D buckyballs with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful paper gift boxes, watch this free origami lesson.

When you consider the 30-unit stella conica a dodecahedron from 12 5-petal flowers, it is a small step to the truncated icosahedron or buckyball made out of 12 5-petal flowers and 20 6-petal flowers.

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