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I connected 14 cubes together to create the rainbow cube chain seen above. It took 168 sheets of paper. 

You can make an open cube of your own using just 12 sheets of paper and few simple folds. These open cubes are pretty fun to make and look good in both solid color and rainbow. 

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All you will need to make a open cube is 12 pieces of origami paper. 

CatherineL7 made it!1 month ago

Made from squares made from A5 paper. Took quite a while but it is pretty strong. Not sure I have the patience to make a chain!

NFL_Hands8 months ago

very nice. this unit is also able to be folded twice from the same square split in half

mikeasaurus3 years ago
I love the way they look in a rainbow chain.
laxap vishalapr3 years ago
sherrycayheyhey (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thanks. They could be connected into a ring too but I find the chain more appealing (it's also much more difficult to connect the last two in the ring).
BzeanBea3 years ago
Hi did you use standard 2 inch paper?
sherrycayheyhey (author)  BzeanBea3 years ago
I think of standard origami paper as the 6 inch large sheets since that's the size I see most often. For the cubes shown I used smaller 3 inch sheets but both sizes work just fine. I like to use smaller sheets when doing modular origami because sometimes the models can get pretty big and the smaller ones seem to hold together better but it's all personal preference.
Awesome!  So much fun!
How lovely! Would they be strong enough to hang? I've successfully hung many of my origami projects from clear floss, string, etc. Your cubes would look beautiful made into a mobile. Did you use a pattern or design this yourself? Thanks:) =^..^=
sherrycayheyhey (author)  happi cat #713 years ago
They are strong enough to hold the weight of the other cubes in a chain so there should be no problem stringing them. You could even try to thread the string through one of the corners where three units meet and knot the end so that you don't have to actually tie onto the model.
When I was little, I tried to make this! Had a bad time though. That is when I was like 7 or or so. I made one now (I'm thirteen) from I book I got at the library! Loved origami back then(still do!). Good Job! :D
Your origami skills must have gotten better then haha. I've loved origami since about 3rd grade and I'm 22 now. I build much more complex and larger models now but I still get as much joy transforming a square piece of paper as I did then.
monsterlego3 years ago
Very nice!
sherrycayheyhey (author)  monsterlego3 years ago
Thank you. I like your latest profile LEGO brick.
awesome!!! like how they connect