Paper Moravian Star Ball

Paper Moravian Star Ball

Moravian Star Ball

A paper Moravian Star Ball is made of six Moravian Stars. The process involves inserting the tips (points) of the stars under layers of paper so they are inter connected. The Moravian Star Ball is actually assembled as a cube but the spikes and points softens the corners so it looks like a ball.

Moravian Star Ball
Prepare six Moravian Stars as shown here except, don’t complete the star. Make it with only 12 points and omit the remaining 4 perpendicular points. This makes the star flat on the back side as shown here.

Instructions for Paper Moravian Star Ball

Moravian Star Ball

Position the star so the points make an X shape (as opposed to a + shape).

On the right side of the star, fold down the top point.

Moravian Star Ball

Progress around the star and fold-down every-other point.

Moravian Star Ball

This is how it looks like when done.
Do this for 6 flat-bottomed Moravian Stars.

Moravian Star Ball

Moravian Star Ball

Place two units side by side and slide them together.

Insert the folded point of the left star into the underside of the right star. At the same time, insert the folded point of the right star into the underside of the left star.

Be sure to insert the points under a layer of paper so they are secure.

Moravian Star Ball
In progress.
Moravian Star Ball
Joined.

Continue inserting the star units until you have 4 connected.

Moravian Star Ball
Two units joined.
Moravian Star Ball
Three units joined.
Moravian Star Ball
Four units joined.

Moravian Star Ball

Moravian Star Ball

Moravian Star Ball

Join the first and fourth units together to get a ring.
Connect the fifth unit on top and the last unit under.
The top and bottom units are a bit challenging to connect; just take your time and have a firm but gentle hand. You can fold and wiggle the bent points since they will be hidden from view. Try to keep the outer points pristine.

Moravian Star Ball

Moravian Star Ball

Moravian Star Ball

Various views of the completed paper Moravian Star Ball.

For the large stars (greater than 2″ wide), glue is not needed: the points are large enough to be securely tucked under a flap of paper. Small stars may need a dot of glue to help keep the points in place.