This activity is something I do with a 7th and 8th grade Metals class, and is geared to students in that age group. Many of the "Rules" I make them follow will help anyone to be more proficient with their projects. So what are we going to do?
Content Learning Objective:
By building a Perfect Paper Cube, students will practice and develop their ability to read a ruler and demonstrate accuracy. These skills will later be demonstrated again as students make projects out of sheet metal.
Update! A video I made showing the cube.
Please note that even though I do this activity with 7th and 8th graders, this instructable is hard for that age group to follow without guidance. If you have a hard time reading a ruler, you may want to check out my instructable on "Drawing the Inch" first here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-a-Ruler-and-other-simple-tricks/
If you enjoyed this instructable you can continue on with the Perfect Paper Pyramid here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-Paper-Pyramid-More-practice-with-project-/
Step 1: Gather Supplies
8.5x11 sheet of paper
Glue or tape (glue is stronger, tape is easier to work with)
A desk or other hard work surface generally comes in pretty handy too...