|Allison taught herself to make starballs from
The Complete Book of Papercrafts, Anness Publishing Limited 1998. Her father brought the idea to a math conference and the response he got shows that this activity appeals to all ages.
Thanks for sharing it with us Allison!
Here's what Allison has to say about starballs:
I was not in school when I learned how to make them. I taught myself from a book out of interest. I think any grade over 6 would enjoy them, it may be hard to teach to those younger than that. I was 14 when I learned. I have not tried to teach anyone younger than me so I don't know if it works teaching them.