Origami magic ball

I was browsing around on youku (the Chinese youtube) for origami instructions, and ran into this crazy magic ball.

This is not just origami as you would normally consider it.  This is not something that would just sit there and look pretty or cute.  Sure it looks pretty sweet, but it does so much more. This magic ball is really a source of endless procrastination fun.

Here is the magic ball

magic ball in it's round form
The magic ball in it’s round form

and so is this, and this, and this.

the magic ball in various other shapes
the magic ball in various other shapes

The hundreds of folds have transformed a simple piece of paper into a soft, fluid, wonderful, artistic statue for you to mold as you like.  You can squeeze it, squish it, flatten it, and even turn it inside out to various degrees.

Want to make your own?  Follow this video for instructions.  Yea… it looks pretty annoying to make, but I’ll give it a try!  Wait, it takes people like 3 hours to make?! uhhh…..

How to make an Origami Magic Ball