Introduction: How to Make a Paper Cube

I will show you how to make an origami paper cube in less than 3 minutes. These paper cubes are really fun to make! After you finish making the cube, you could also try putting a LED inside the cube to make awesome lighting effects! Credit for the LED in the cube goes to gorillazmiko.

Step 1: Beginning Fold

All you need is:
A piece of paper
Something that will cut paper

First, you just do a simple fold (shown in the photo).

Step 2: Cut the Paper

Cut the paper along the line to make a square.

Step 3: Unfold, Fold

Now unfold the paper and you will have a square. Then fold it the other way.

Step 4: Mountain Fold

Now fold the sides in as shown in the photo. This is called a mountain fold. Then fold it down as shown.

Step 5: Yay! More Folds!

Next, fold the bottom corners up to the point at the top. But only on one side.

Step 6: Two More Folds

Fold the two sides in so that the tips touch the center.

Step 7: Tuck in the Flaps

Fold down the two flaps at the top. Also notice that there are two slots that you can open near the center. Tuck the flaps into the slots.

Step 8: Now the Other Side

Now repeat steps 4 through 7 on the other side. You are almost done!

Step 9: Blow! Blow! BLOW!

On one of the ends you will notice that there is a hole. I bet you are so tempted to blow into it, right? Well then blow, blow, blow!
But wait! There's more!

Step 10: Crease

Notice how the edges are round? It doesn't look good. So what you should do now is crease all of the edges to finish off the cube!

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Sebastiandragonmaster made it!(author)2017-06-02

I made it and wrote "A BOX OF NOTHING FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING" on the side and wrapped it up. I gave it to my dad. We had a good laugh together. I wrapped it up again, and gave it to my mom, who is sleeping. I wonder what will happen when she wakes up...

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Michael+A.R made it!(author)2017-02-27

i didnt make it ??????

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liz345 made it!(author)2016-05-06

Thanks so much i was wondering how to make a cube. now i'm wondering how to slove my mixed up rubicks cube. can you please help me with that?

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Hyrum66 made it!(author)2017-01-09

Try this.

It worked well for me - in a week I went from solving it in 30 minutes to less than 2 min.

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Hyrum66 made it!(author)2017-01-09

oops! sorry I forgot - here's the URL:

https://www.rubiks.com/solve-it/3x3/

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Awesome+bob made it!(author)2016-11-05

It was awesome... like bob!

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990992384t5784 made it!(author)2016-10-28

I recomend using a straw to blow it up.

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jcopland34 made it!(author)2016-10-12

thanks it worked so well

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RicardoF96 made it!(author)2016-08-27

Terrible instructions and even worse box. This is what happened when i blew. I blew it up ?

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Alyssacao105 made it!(author)2016-06-20

Thanks

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Alyssacao105 made it!(author)2016-06-20

We are doing a class thing where you make gifts for your friends so I needed to make a dice.

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Alyssacao105 made it!(author)2016-06-20

I was gonna make a dice but this one has lines and holes, but when U don't care it's really a great way to make a cube!

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estherli521 made it!(author)2016-06-15

can you plz make a seamless cube?

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ConnorW made it!(author)2016-05-19

It didn't turn out well. I made paper cubes a while ago and I remember them turning out better.

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Winnerdemon made it!(author)2016-05-10

This is really confusing to me XD

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PrincessJoy11 made it!(author)2016-04-05

Heylo this was nice helped me on a school project!!!!

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BakerSoccerGirl made it!(author)2016-02-01

This really helps in school projects

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DarkV1 made it!(author)2016-04-01

it helped me with my project

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DarkV1 made it!(author)2016-04-01

IIIIII DID IIIIIIT!

On my first try i was like what, then i pulled the sides and WhAM there it was, after that i partied like no one ever did before.

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ashutoshpanda2002 made it!(author)2016-01-01

wow that was real good . helped me in my school project. A BIG THANKS

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Ezma02 made it!(author)2015-12-14

My first one, not that good!

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Blah+ddd made it!(author)2015-08-11

That was epic

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falllie made it!(author)2015-12-11

hey blah ddd

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falllie made it!(author)2015-12-11

that was total epic for sure

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Blah+ddd made it!(author)2015-08-11

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Salt+and+Peppy made it!(author)2013-09-06

I've been making these for over 20 years. There is a step missing between steps 3 and 4. You need to crease the paper in half one time, as well as creasing corner to corner twice.

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k2iran made it!(author)2012-09-29

im a master of making this cube bombs!!

fill it with water and booom!! :D

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tweetybirdcheapcheap made it!(author)2012-08-14

This is a really cool way to make a paper box! Way easier than how my friend explained it. "Uhh, now you fold here, no you don't. You fold here, but that doesn't look right. Umm hold up, wait for just a second..." Haha! It was HILARIOUS! But thanks for the tips!

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midknight5000 made it!(author)2012-03-16

interesting design and good looks but I think I have a better idea of cube that can hold its shape, I think ill post it this weekend. great instructable btw!

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ATTILAtheHUNgry made it!(author)2012-03-16

In Japanese they call these "Kamifusen" which means "Paper Balloon".

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flamingice made it!(author)2012-03-16

if you dont crease the edges you can fill it with water through the hole and then you have a water bomb

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Pfarmkid made it!(author)2012-03-16

I wonder if you could make a hot air balloon out of it

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cc67 made it!(author)2012-03-16

nice instructable. you know, you can fill the hole with water and drop them to a floor (or enemy if youre really angry at him).

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pdmitri made it!(author)2011-11-21

tnx for the steps,i done a great job with it,but its all crumpled,but that's the way i go,hahahaha

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pdmitri made it!(author)2011-11-21

my favorite part,haahaha

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pdmitri made it!(author)2011-11-21

i have used it in a project of mine,and many others want to learn it too

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fduerr1 made it!(author)2011-10-02

50 years ago we used to make water bombs with this design. They, indeed, hold most any liquid of the paper is water (or ?) proof. What we did with the water bombs is another story.

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SirBishop made it!(author)2011-08-04

The detail looks easy. Will comment on the finished qube later.

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dubeadri made it!(author)2009-12-23

HOW THE HELL ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO THAT???? i do not understand one bit... lol.. make it easier next time

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ZyZZyvette made it!(author)2011-07-06

Yeah, I think 2/3 of my edges didn't even have lines to crease on when I started this step. It was looking pretty good before I creased, but now not so much. But I'm clumsy like that I guess. :D

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Fizzy11Fatz made it!(author)2011-02-11

sweet ill do dat 1 day

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snork8720 made it!(author)2010-04-18

Thanks, I used to make these when I was a kid, forgot about them, til now, and will be teaching my cousins when I see them later. hehehe

One suggestion: instead of steps one/two, because I was really confused as I started with a square paper, being just cut the paper, maybe next time you could say start with a square paper and if you don't have one, --insert step 1/2

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HedgehogNinja made it!(author)2009-10-08

Sweet... Thank you sooooo much. I have been in need of something like this!!!

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Ghost-12985 made it!(author)2009-04-26

I was completly lost a step 7 Do you think you could make it a little bit easier?

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Radobot made it!(author)2009-03-21

Cool!
This is a cool and easy tutorial How make paper cube with one paper square!
This is really easy!!!

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amin001 made it!(author)2009-02-24

wow nice way to make a cube

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ublind made it!(author)2009-01-22

Your fold in step 4 is actually called the water bomb fold, some Chinese kids fill those pockets with water and use them as water balloons.

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adirtyshame made it!(author)2008-07-28

really nice and easy ... and after blowing it to the cube, fill it with gas from a lighter, set it on fire (on the hole) and you'll have your own party-rocket =)

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Arbitror made it!(author)2008-07-26

I like the water bomb idea

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Shadow+Dragon made it!(author)2008-02-18

Does anyone like it?

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