I've been working on the idea of these cubes for a while. First I was trying to make it into a pendant, but I couldn't work away  the battery. I wanted to put the battery inside, but when you put something inside an object you're going to light from the inside, you can see the battery from the outside. So, pendants were off. Then I made a cube using regular paper. It's basically the same as shown in this instructable, but then with regular paper. It was nice, but didn't have that "wow" feeling I was looking for. Next I tried it with coloured transparent paper and I couldn't have been happier with the end result. I hope you like it!

Step 1: Materials

I wanted these cubes to be as easy as possible to make, no soldering iron or other tools. This is what you will need:

- scissors
- transparent coloured paper
- needle
- eraser
- battery
- regular white paper
- scotch tape
- glue (optional)
- flat-nose pliers
<p>Hello,</p><p>I am just curious, if there i a special way to make the origami stay in place on the bulb better?</p><p><br>Thank you very much for your reply.</p><p>Best regards</p>
<p>I like how they light up. They look like real light bulbs.</p>
<p>Thank you!!</p>
Pictures are sooo nice!
Thank you!!
Very, very nice project!
Thank you! <br>How is it with your macrame skills? I'm working on an instructable on that double macrame bracelet :)
Macrame skills are still not updated. All my precious making time is destroyed by math and technology classes :-s Even now I'm not supposed to be here. I should be preparing for tomorrow's math class...
and I should be preparing some tests :)
So what are you doing here commenting on my comment on your comment? <br>:-p <br> <br>I'm getting back to work now...
A bit of origami, a bit of tech, and they look very nice. Congrats on getting featured!
Thank you so much!
Oh, you could solder a string of these together to make Christmas lights, or add the cubes to an existing string of plain LEDs. <br> <br>Very nice. <br>
Yes, but that would be A LOT of folding :) <br> <br>Glad to hear you like it!
You could totally make it a pendant if you used thin wire as the necklace (wrapped with something decorative) and the battery held where a clasp is usually placed. =)
Cool idea, just not sure about the thin wire as necklace :)

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Bio: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology
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