I've tried this: This is a GREAT origami tutorial for a fox. It gets a little bit confusing, so I don't recommend it to total beginners, but ultimately it makes a cute origami fox that can stand up on its own.
Summary: If you are interested in Chinese knots, this ball would be definitely a attraction to you. It is basically a finger weaving method. And your left thumb and little finger along with right hands play a significant role in tying knots below.