3 Part Box Puzzle




About: I am a hobist with lots of hobies from carpentry to mechanics. There is hardly any thing that i am not interested in.

This is a puzzle that came to my mind as I was making decoration for Christmas. You know, those decorations where you make long strand of paper by linking them as chains.

So this puzzle is like you take a link of 3 paper rings and assemble them to make a box.

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Step 1: Main Part

Make a link of 3 paper rings of the same size. They should be exactly cube for this puzzle to work.

Give the link to a friend and tell them to assemble this into a perfect cube.

Solution in next steps.

Step 2: Part 1 of Solving

Take the left ring and tilt it to align it with the middle ring. See the image for details.

Step 3: Part 2 of Solving

Now you will have a perfect pocket where you can slide the 3rd ring into. See the image for details.

Do that and you are done.

Step 4: Perfect Cube

It may take some practice to do the steps but it is worth trying.

Go ahead! Make, play and enjoy.

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    3 years ago

    I'm going to do this for present wrapping! So easy and still a mind challenge for those who aren't challenged often enough! I'm going to time how long it takes folks to get it. Great work

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Awesome idea! Please post pics of the final packaged thing.


    3 years ago

    The coolest part is you can put like a little trinket inside and use it as a gift box


    3 years ago

    This is cool