# How to Make a Companion Cube

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## Step 1: Gather Your Supplies.

You will need: perler beads (white, pink, dark grey), a hot glue gun (with glue sticks), perler pegboards (a circle and a square one), an iron, and ironing/wax paper.

## Step 2: Make the Corner Pieces.

Make the white corner pieces by placing the beads on the pegboard. There are 3 different pieces per corner - these 3 pieces will snap together and make one corner. You will need 8 corner sets total. Use the picture above for reference.

## Step 3: Fuse the Beads.

Fuse the beads by placing a sheet of wax paper over them. Gently iron them at medium heat for a few seconds. Flip the fused beads over once one side is finished, and fuse the other side. Both sides need to be fused! *Make sure you don't over melt the beads or they will be unable to "snap into place" for the 3D effect.

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## Step 4: Make the Edge Pieces.

There are 2 pieces in one set. You will need 12 edge sets. Use the picture for reference. Fuse when finished.

## Step 5: Make the Circles.

You will need 6 circles total. Fuse them when finished. Use picture for reference.

## Step 6: Make Square #1.

You will need 2. Fuse when finished. Use picture for reference. (The outline is just for emphasis on the detailed "teeth" portions.)

## Step 7: Make Square #2.

You will need 2. Fuse when finished. Use picture for reference.

## Step 8: Make Square #3.

You will need 2. Fuse when finished. Use picture for reference.

## Step 9: Make the Hearts.

You will need 6 total. Fuse when finished. Use picture for reference.

## Step 11: Snap the Grey Squares Together.

You will now have a 3D cube. *Be gentle, don't break the "teeth" pieces while snapping them together.*

## Step 12: Hot Glue Hearts to Circles.

Make sure the hearts are centered on the white circles. Hot glue them together.

## Step 13: Glue on the Corners.

Glue the corner pieces to the 3D cube.

## Step 14: Glue the Edge Pieces to the Cube.

One per edge. Align them with the pink lines on the square faces.

## Step 15: Glue to Heart Circles to the Cube.

One circle per side. Voila!

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## 59 Discussions

How Big is the finished project? I'm looking for a suitable Companion cube in a Nerf war with a companion cube ecort mission.

I no longer have this cube in my possession but I believe it was approximately 5in x 5in x 5in.

Did you ever get this done? I am stuck on the walls. First wall piece, lower left corner in outline picture, has a single bead whereas the filled version has a double bead "tooth" which is throwing me off.

the link doesnt work anymore, but this one should do :)

I used this for a friend's birthday present - I had the top lift off along with the corner and edge pieces, and then I filled it with M&Ms.

The instructable is great but you should credit the original design http://www.flickr.com/photos/saturnines/4021291232/in/set-72157623066198545/