Introduction: How to Make an Origami Single-sheet Cube

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Hello everyone! i have been lurking around instructables for such a long time, so i figured that it was about time i posted one myself.

Materials & Tools:
Paper -- Any size
Scissors -- If you need to make a paper into a square

Bear with me, this is my first instructable.

Step 1: Paper

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if you have no origami paper, then you will you will have to use some other kind of paper. And chances are, that paper will not be square. 

1. So first, Fold a corner down to the edge of the paper until both edges are flush with each other.

2. then, cut along the bottom edge of the fold.

Step 2: First Folds

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Crease the paper in both ways diagonal, and in one way horizontal.

Next, on the horizontal fold, (This is hard to describe) pinch it together and then push the whole thing down from above. look at the pictures for guidance.

Step 3: Step 3

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On the front, fold each of the flaps corners up to the top corner. 
Repeat for back.

Step 4: Step 4

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fold the corner of each of the newly folded flaps into the middle, and repeat on back side. 

Step 5: Step 5

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This is a bit iffy.

For the bottom flap, fold it halfway up. then, fold it so it is sitting flush to the side, and tuck it into the flap made in the previous step. repeat for all of the other, but bear in mind that this can only be done to the bottom half. 

Step 6: Creasing (Optional)

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You do not really have to do this now, and it would be probably better to do it later, but if you want, fold both the top and bottom up to the middle and back. 

Step 7: Cube Inflation

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Unfold the entire cube like in the below picture, then blow into a small hole in the top to inflate it. 


Now get creative! Perhaps... a Paper Companion Cube?!


ДеянД (author)2017-11-03

Fairly easy and very well explained. I failed to teach a frend how to make it once :D

s141260 (author)2017-03-13

I made it!!!

sydney.santillana (author)2015-01-23

Hey Pampro - Speak for yourself! I didn't know how to make it!

me niether :(

MiraS2 (author)2015-12-12

Thank you! This was very easy to follow and understand! My 7-year-old wanted to make a cube, and can now because of this instructable!

yoda 12 (author)2015-11-22

awesome!!!!!! your the best at making cubes out of paper

WheatleyC made it! (author)2015-02-12

I made this before you said the Companion Cube mate! It works fairly well but I really want the one you don't blow up... :|

pampro (author)2011-05-07

Great 'ible but kinda everybody knows how to make these. Although, very detailed and well done.

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