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:
- transparent coloured paper
- regular white paper
- scotch tape
- glue (optional)
- flat-nose pliers
Step 2: The paper
Start by folding your paper. I folded the paper in half on the short side, then I folded the corners in to touch the middle crease. Next fold back the triangle you've just created. Unfold these folds and cut out as shown. Next there is a bit of folding and cutting (again). Fold the corners to the middle crease in the direction not yet folded. Unfold these two folds. Fold both sides to the middle, unfold. The last fold here is folding the paper in half on the short side, unfold this fold as well.
Step 3: The pieces
Now you will see eight small squares. You're only using six of those, so cut out six :)
Next you will need to fold the pieces. I've already shown how to make these pieces in my origami bracelet instructable.
Put it together until you have one piece left.