Introduction: Monster Cube

About: My name is Erhan. I am a mechanical/manufacturing engineer. I am an amateur puzzle collector, craftsman and designer. I like mechanical puzzles, board games and wood works. I write also a small non commercial…

This monster cube is a standard 3x3 Rubic cube modification. My aim was making a simple drawing toy for children. On each side of the cube there are a different monster head. All monster heads are compatible with other heads. By turning the cube you can make different monsters. For using as a drawing toy for children, you must print or draw 3x3 grid drawing papers and give them with cube to a child. Drawings are very simple. Children can copy each square to the paper. After they can paint their own monsters. They can add body, hands, hats etc.

If you want, you can use this puzzle as a standard Rubik cube, you can try to make the original monsters. And if you like this kind of mechanical puzzles and toys, you can visit my small non commercial blog DIYpuzzles.

Step 1: Label Images

Making this toy/puzzle is very easy. First I peeled off all labels of the cube. After I made my monster drawings on a 3x3 grid paper according to my cube dimensions. You can use the image given in this page. You can paint digitally this image or you can print it black and white and paint with ink pens as you wish. If your Rubik cube is black like mine, you can paint digitally or with an ink pen outsides of labels to black. You can scale and print according to your cube dimensions. Printing directly on labels is easier. But printing on paper and fixing them with glue on cube surfaces is also possible. After preparing your labels you must cut them with a craft knife. If you want something more durable, you can coat the surface of labels with clear scotch tape. After fixing labels on cube surfaces, your monster cube is ready. I hope your kids like it.

If you like this kind of mechanical puzzles and toys, for more ideas you can visit my small non commercial blog DIYpuzzles.