I visited Theresa and Iva while they were making these giant paper balls to decorate their day center ТУК-ТАМЕ – Къщата (Here&There – the House).  It will soon turn into one of the magic places in Sofia, a place where kids can study after school or, come summer, play in the front yard as much as they like. The balls can be made in a cinch – and they instantly transform any room. They are suitable for decorating kids’ parties. Similar balls (but made of cellophane) will be used to decorate the front yard of ТУК-ТАМЕ.

Here’s how to make the balls: you need 8 sheets of tissue paper for each ball. There are 20 sheets in a package that costs about 2 dollars. Fold 8 sheets together (crosswise) and make each accordion fold about 4 cm wide).

When you’re done, tie the paper in the middle with a string.

Spread the two parts like a fan and slowly separate each layer, supporting them with one hand while holding it with the other.

Raise the 4 layers very carefully (the paper is thin and breaks easily).

You will now have half a ball. Turn it upside down and use the same method to separate the remaining 4 layers.

Аnd here are some of the photos I made while I was at  ТУК-ТАМЕ with Theresa and Iva. They are still renovating the house. The address is Sofia, Reduta, Plachkovski manastir Str. 12.