Have you thought about how to make a cube out of paper and why is it needed? Let's say how to make a cube out of cardboard on our own, we will tell you and even show you. And what useful features will you endow with an origami cube? Let me tell you: remember your children's cubes with letters, from which you learned to add the first words, not yet able to write. And if you paste a paper cube with pictures from old children's books, it turns out to be no less interesting than in our distant childhood, a puzzle constructor.

Options for the gaming application of a cube of colored paper can not be counted. And you don’t have to worry that the children will injure each other by throwing such a toy. Our wooden ones were heavier. We are ready to show how to make a paper cube with our own hands right now. Ready to get started?

## Simple paper cube

3D volumetric hex cube is folded from a square sheet of paper without glue. And even scissors are not needed here. Unless to cut off the extra “tail” from the sheet A4, to get a blank square. But the skill of inflating balloons is useful, because we will now teach you how to make an inflatable cube. Are you intrigued? Then let's start:

- Scheme 1 is your visual reference. It should be resorted to every time the folding algorithm seems complicated. Take a paper square and fold it diagonally, then in half - it's all just markup,
- Focusing on the diagonal folds, form a triangle, bending inward the lateral planes of the workpiece (see diagram). 4 walking corners at the base of the triangle you need to bend to the top 2 on each side of the workpiece,
- Fold the opposite lateral corners to the center - you have a vertical reference axis here. Repeat on the other side. The walking corners of one of the conical protrusions (the corners are “closed” on the second) are bent twice so that they can be carefully inserted into the middle corners of the pockets,
- Similarly, insert the double-folded corners into the pockets on the back of the workpiece. The cube model is ready, it remains to give it volume. Find an open corner and through it inflate the layout.

## Cube of modules: prefabricated cube 6 colors

How to make a cube out of cardboard on our own we have already considered above, and for this modular cube there will be enough multi-colored paper of 6 colors (or 3 repeating ones). Even without cardboard, it will turn out to be quite dense due to the algorithm of folding the modules (each individually and all together). Let's begin to understand in stages. We’ll warn you right away that the whole process will be divided into 7 steps - folding the modules and assembling the cube (it can be stronger with glue). Some time will be spent, but the result will definitely please you: the cubes will turn out bright, colorful, not needing additional decorations or murals.

- Take a square piece of paper and fold it so that you get a visible separation into 4 identical rectangular planes (see. Fig. 2). Bend the small corners along the diagonal corners of the starting square,
- Wrap the “leaf” of the sheet like closing the window shutters. Using the reference angles (bent earlier), bend inward the previously unused corners, then tuck them in on both sides. You get a parallelogram
- Turn the structure upside down, bend the corners towards you so that you get a small square with triangular ears-bends. Make 5 more. such modules.

Connect the blocks into a cube, introducing the corners of the modules in the median plane-pockets of adjacent blocks. Be smart, in extreme cases, the scheme will help. How to make an origami cube of bright modules, you have mastered in practice. Try to glue a cube of blocks at the assembly stage, so that it is even stronger and does not crumble into modules in the game. Of course, you can take a standard scan of the cube, just print it and glue it - ready-made templates are always at hand. And if a typical pattern does not suit you and you need an original counting cube in the game, you can fold it yourself for one or two. What is easier when you know how to make paper not such wisdom. You might be interested in folding paper fortune tellers or frogs that open your mouth.

### How to make a paper cube with origami technique, step by step instructions:

To create a cube from paper, we need square sheets of paper, so if you have sheets of a rectangular shape, then first cut off the excess part (in our lesson we use squares measuring 15x15 cm).

We bend the sheet in half and iron it to get a clear bend, then turn it around and bend each side to the middle of the sheet, where our first bend is. Again we press the bending points.

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Now, without unbending, we turn over the leaf and wrap the corner as shown in the photo.

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Then we also wrap the opposite corner, as a result, a rhombus should form.

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Now you need to again wrap the corners on the same side so that a square is already formed. Iron, for example, with a ruler and turn these two corners back.

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Do the same with the remaining 5 sheets of paper. Thus, we got six parts of the cube, according to the number of sides of our paper cube.

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Now you need to insert the corners of the rhombuses into the "pockets" of other rhombuses.

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

For greater strength, these corners can be greased with PVA glue or left as is, in this case the cube will be collapsible.

Origami: DIY Paper Cube

Now you know how to make a volume cube out of paper with your own hands and using different colors of paper, even using paper with patterns, you can get very beautiful cubes.

## How to make simple paper cubes

Easily assemble a paper cube with a template. To do this, it is enough to cut a printed or pre-drawn blank, bend and glue it along the intended lines. Adult beginners and children will quickly cope with such a craft.

A simple origami cube for beginners is assembled from one square sheet of paper. It can be made in two ways.

The first method is a water bomb, familiar to many adults from childhood. A model is being assembled from the basic “double triangle” shape. To understand how the basic figure is formed, it is enough to use the visual diagram presented below:

From the assembled “double triangle” a bomb is formed: unscrew the lower corners of the upper layer of the figure up. Bend and straighten the triangles in the middle. Align the lateral corners of the triangles with the center.

Bend the upper "ears" down, and fill the formed triangles into the inner pockets of the side corners.

Turn the figure over and repeat steps 1-4 for the other side. From the bottom side (there should be a small hole) blow into the blank so that a cube is formed from it.

From several interconnected by a thread of multi-colored origami dice-bombs you get a garland. If you put peas inside a bomb collected from a dense leaf, a real rattle will come out. With bombs, you can also decorate an electric garland (as in the photo).

The second method is somewhat more complicated. You must first correctly outline all the assembly lines with the help of the bends, and then fold the origami cube into it as a whole. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the master class in the video below.

## How to make a modular cube

Making a cube in a modular origami technique is quite simple. The main thing is to gradually understand the method of assembly of each module individually and the principle of connecting them together. The result should be a nice multi-colored cube.

The simplest assembly scheme of an origami cube from rectangular modules is presented in the videos below.

To assemble a more complex modular cube, you need to prepare 6 square sheets of paper. An origami cube will be prettier and more fun if you take sheets of different colors to make it, for example, 3 - yellow leaves and 3 - green.

How to do: bend the sheet in half and combine the upper and lower edges with the middle of the sheet and bend. Wrap opposite corners inward, focusing on extreme bends. Wrap the edges again as in step 2.

Bend the corners and side edges diagonally (as shown) and bend. Tuck the corners along the bends inwards and turn the figure over.

Fold the corners diagonally and expand. Repeat steps 1-7 for the remaining 5 squares.

Connect the corners of the 3 modules to each other for one side and 3 for the other, as shown in the photo.

Combine the two sides, tucking all the corners into the pockets.

## Sonobe Cube

If you connect small modular cubes together, you will get a movable sonobe cube. First you need to make 9 small cubes (3 rows of 3 cubes each), without tucking the last tongue inward, and then collect all the origami elements in a single shape. To do this, you will need:

- colored paper - 3 sheets,
- ruler
- pencil,
- scissors,
- glue (if necessary).

Below is a step-by-step instruction for assembling a sonobe: mark each sheet into 18 squares of 4x4 cm (each cube consists of 6 modules, therefore, only 9 squares need 54 squares). Cut out the selected squares.

Make modules for the sides of the cube, as in the previous MK.

Connect the modules together to make a cube, do not insert the last tongue into the pocket.

Repeat first for all remaining squares. Connect the cubes together in a row, sticking the protruding tongues into the pockets of the opposite cubes.

Put the rows together and stick out the corners from each cube opposite each other, stick into the opposite pockets.

## How to make a face-changing cube

You can make a fun toy yourself - an origami cube that changes the “face”. To do this, prepare:

- A4 color sheet,
- a white sheet (or other color) measuring 20x20 cm,
- scissors,
- felt-tip pens.

Visually familiarize yourself with the description of the work is recommended in the video, which will be given below.

The “face” is easiest to draw with felt-tip pens, but you can also use stickers or ready-made drawings with the image of eyes and a smile.

The figures show several options for decorating a finished toy.