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.
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
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.
Progress around the star and fold-down every-other point.
This is how it looks like when done.
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.
Continue inserting the star units until you have 4 connected.
Join the first and fourth units together to get a ring.
2 units joined.
3 units joined.
4 units joined.
Connect the fifth-unit on top and the last-unit under.
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.