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Origami Spike Ball

Origami Spike Ball

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I think this Spike Ball is really cute. It reminds me of a bunch of “cootie catchers” all stuck together.

This interesting project was initially designed by Rona Gukewitz and Bennett Arnstein in 1996 in 3D Geometric Origami: Modular Polyhedra by Dover Publications.


  • andrew green

    I did all the steps and can’t get it right. Also, after step 2, it gets really confusing. Explain it better and with more steps.

    • http://supersciencewhizkids.wordpress.com julie Hudy

      Andrew – I am so sorry you had a hard time. I will work on the directions, thanks for the feedback. Did you ever get it to work?

  • https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.coburn.92 Carolyn Coburn

    It was actually pretty clear with the pictures included. I’m a visual person so that made all the difference. I would like to make this with my niece. She has ADD so it will take months to finish unless I do it myself….which I usually end up doing anyway.

  • Rona Gurkewitz

    I would appreciate your giving credit for the design of the Spike Ball to me, Rona Gurkewitz
    and Bennett Arnstein. Our diagrams were published in 1996 in 3D Geometric Origami, Modular Polyhedra

    • Joey Hudy (@Joey_Hudy)

      Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry Rona. Thanks for informing me..what a great model.

  • Jasmine C.

    This is cool! Thank you for posting this!