Here’s my first attempt at paper weaving. Laser cutting was a snap; assembly, somewhat less so. If I were to attempt it again, I would absolutely rescale everything to max size on the paper I have. Incredibly fiddly to weave at a smaller scale.
My cut file:
balloon.svg.zip (23.3 KB)
Taken from the PDF found at Paper Matrix. Use a ton of paper clips to hold finished portions in place while you weave the arms, and tighten tighten tighten.
There are a ton of other patterns there to experiment with.