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Sonobe Units by Mitsunobu Sonobe

Do you know how to make sonobe units? They are a little like origami building blocks, and if you know how to make these you will be able to put them together in many different ways.

Once you have mastered the basic version there are also a lot of variations, each of which will give you a slightly different end product. Sonobe units are a great way to start in unit origami. Watch out! It can get a little addicitive!

Thanks to Anna for the great directions! These units have an extra crease at the end so they will make a 12 unit sonobe ball.

If you are feeling ambitious, here are the directions for the 12 unit ball….

Thanks to Anna for explaining this so beautifully. I am hoping to persuade her to post some more “tricky” projects for those of you that would like them. Have fun!



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