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Here's a nifty way to fold cubes without the need for tape, glue, or large flaps.

I can get four 1-1/4" cubes out of a single sheet of paper with minimal waste.

I created a few (ok, quite a few) templates to make it easier to print, cut, and fold.

Step 1: Cut It Out

Cut out the block template – Cut along red line in this diagram.

You should end up with a square with 8 (near) half-circles [2 on each side] and 4 arcs [1 near each corners].

Step 2: Fold It

Fold along lines 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Step 3: Keep Folding

Then fold along lines 5, 6, 7 & 8.

This step is the same as when you were folding 1, 2, 3 & 4, just turned 90 degrees.

Step 4: Don't Fold

Don’t fold across the center of the square.

(I did this the first time I made one of these cubes and learned from that mistake - it will just put needless fold lines across the top of your cube)

Step 5: Fold the Corners

Fold inward along the dashed lines.

(This can be a little tricky, but with a little practice this'll be easy)

Repeat this process for the other three corners.

Step 6: Hook It All Together

Hook two opposing corners together using the tabs created from the arcs.

(Make sure to be careful with the tabs - don't force them or you'll likely tear them off)

Step 7: Hook the Last Part Together

Hook the other two corners.

(You may need to adjust the shape of the cube slightly to hook the last corners together)

Step 8: Finished!

Now you should have a finished cube!

Put the side you hooked together face down.

Here are a few templates - the pdf file has 68 block templates.

Step 9:

Have fun and enjoy!

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