How to Make a Paper Cube

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Introduction: How to Make a Paper Cube

I will show you how to make an origami paper cube in less than 3 minutes. These paper cubes are really fun to make! After you finish making the cube, you could also try putting a LED inside the cube to make awesome lighting effects! Credit for the LED in the cube goes to gorillazmiko.

Step 1: Beginning Fold

All you need is:
A piece of paper
Something that will cut paper

First, you just do a simple fold (shown in the photo).

Step 2: Cut the Paper

Cut the paper along the line to make a square.

Step 3: Unfold, Fold

Now unfold the paper and you will have a square. Then fold it the other way.

Step 4: Mountain Fold

Now fold the sides in as shown in the photo. This is called a mountain fold. Then fold it down as shown.

Step 5: Yay! More Folds!

Next, fold the bottom corners up to the point at the top. But only on one side.

Step 6: Two More Folds

Fold the two sides in so that the tips touch the center.

Step 7: Tuck in the Flaps

Fold down the two flaps at the top. Also notice that there are two slots that you can open near the center. Tuck the flaps into the slots.

Step 8: Now the Other Side

Now repeat steps 4 through 7 on the other side. You are almost done!

Step 9: Blow! Blow! BLOW!

On one of the ends you will notice that there is a hole. I bet you are so tempted to blow into it, right? Well then blow, blow, blow!
But wait! There's more!

Step 10: Crease

Notice how the edges are round? It doesn't look good. So what you should do now is crease all of the edges to finish off the cube!

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74 Discussions

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QueenVeronica12
QueenVeronica12

Question 2 years ago

I dont get it im stuck. . . . . . .

Is somebody even going to help me HELLO ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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gaikwadjui27
gaikwadjui27

Answer 5 weeks ago

Same

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Samreet21
Samreet21

Answer 1 year ago

I think you should ask the person who made it because lots of people are having trouble

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popopipi11
popopipi11

Question 1 year ago on Step 9

i dont get it where am i supposed to blow??

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20usb10285
20usb10285

Answer 2 months ago

You may see a hole if you flip the Model blow in that hole.

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Toph Toh
Toph Toh

Answer 1 year ago

Look at both of the edges. The one that has a little hole is where you blow.

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20usb10285
20usb10285

2 months ago on Step 9

Can you show this in a video so that I can learn the basics

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lexievscoXD
lexievscoXD

2 months ago

don"t know how to crease? crease? help please :(

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RicardoF96
RicardoF96

4 years ago

Terrible instructions and even worse box. This is what happened when i blew. I blew it up ?

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20170176
20170176

Reply 9 months ago

Good job!

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Samreet21
Samreet21

Tip 1 year ago

So i am just giving you a tip you might wanna add more writing to what your doing instead of just a line and a picture but also i like how each step has a picture

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Ghost-12985
Ghost-12985

11 years ago on Introduction

I was completly lost a step 7 Do you think you could make it a little bit easier?

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MeganF50
MeganF50

Reply 1 year ago

I don't under stand step 8

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Alyssacao105
Alyssacao105

4 years ago

We are doing a class thing where you make gifts for your friends so I needed to make a dice.

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snowf7
snowf7

Reply 1 year ago

Hi Alyssacao 105; I have been looking for a pattern for a cube that is woven, to hide a small treat inside for our pet bird.
While searching, I found one that would work well for a pair of dice called the "Jackson" cube. The sides are very flat. I am sorry that I am three years too late. Maybe you can still find a use for them. I also found something called a sonobe cube.
I will continue to hunt for a pattern that will allow a hidden treat. I have seen them for sale in the pet stores but I could save a lot by folding them myself.

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QueenVeronica12
QueenVeronica12

Question 2 years ago on Step 7

I don't get it what do you do with the big trigange flaps that havent been folded yet. ! ! ! ! I'm having trouble folding them. ! ! !

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mishr10333
mishr10333

Question 2 years ago on Step 5

Which corners do you fold? I am stuck

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Sebastiandragonmaster

I made it and wrote "A BOX OF NOTHING FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING" on the side and wrapped it up. I gave it to my dad. We had a good laugh together. I wrapped it up again, and gave it to my mom, who is sleeping. I wonder what will happen when she wakes up...