How to make an Origami Cube?

The first episode of Origami Shapes focuses on an easy way to make the origami cube! Are you ready to make a cube in minutes? Read ahead!

How to make an Origami Cube?

Papercraft Series 01: ORIGAMI SHAPES

Episode: 01

After many attempts to folding, unfolding, refolding, measuring and tearing, I shouted in excitement, “Now I became an expert in paper crafts, that too in ORIGAMI!!” Behind me, my sister gently tapped my shoulder saying, “Hey expert! You just learned how to cut a paper into a square!” I blinked for a second and we burst into laughter.

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Origami Cube!

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Here is the first episode of the new series “Origami shapes”. This series consists of 5 episodes. So stick with us, tolerate our sarcastic moments in between, learn some easy crafts with us and show some love by signing up our newsletters for further updates.

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How to make these perfect cubes?

Do you remember? These cubes are used in the Easy wall hanging post! If not, take a look at it. Click here: Wall hanging!

REQUIREMENTS

To start this origami series, You need some

  • Papers, (if paper is thick, you will feel hard to fold)
  • Scissors,
  • time,
  • your interest.
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Origami: you can have papers of any sorts.

STEPS TO MAKE ORIGAMI CUBE

Here are the step by step instructions to make an origami cube.

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Origami cube mountain!

     1. First, cut a paper into squares. Here, I have taken different colors to explain easily. You can go with a single color.

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Square cut paper.

Take 3 square papers.

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3 different color paper.

NOTE: I have used, 10×10 square paper. *(10 centimeters.)

     2. Cut the square papers into 2 equal strips. By this time, you will have 6 equal rectangle strips.

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Fold the paper in half.
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Press the edges firmly.
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Cut the paper along the crease.
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6 rectangle paper strips.

     3. Take one strip and fold it in half. Press at the ends to have creases. Now, unfold the paper.

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Fold the paper in half.
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Press firmly to form the crease in the middle.
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Hard press the edges.
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Unfold the paper to see the crease formed.

     4. With the creases as the guideline, fold the paper from its ends to the crease midline. Do it on the other side.

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With the crease as a guide, fold the paper from one end.
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Press the edges firmly.
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Do it on another side as well.
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You will have a paper fold like this.

     5. Do it to all the paper strips. You will have a bunch of paper-folding like this.

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Paper foldings.

     6. Now it is time to arrange and numbering. Arrange the strips like this.

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Arrange the paper strips as shown here.
NOTE: One paper fold in all four sides and two in the middle. So totally 6 paper folds. ( I call the four sides as East, West, North, South. The rest two as Top & Bottom. For easy understanding!)

     7. Number it as shown below.

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Number the paper strips as shown.

     8. Let us start fixing. This is an interesting side. Take the “1” marked paper fold and place it like this. It covers the West-side.

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Take No.1 marked paper fold.
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Place/hold the paper as shown

     9. Now take no. “2” paper fold and place it in the gap of the first paper fold. It covers the Bottom side.

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Place the second paper fold as shown.

     10. Take no. “3” paper and insert in between “1” and “2” marked paper fold to cover the North side.

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No.3 paper fold.
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Insert between “1” and “2”.

     11. To cover the East side, take no.4 paper and insert it between “2” and “3” paper folds.

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Get no.4 paper fold.
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Insert between “2” and “3”.
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You will hold like this.

     12. Take no.5 paper fold to cover the South side by inserting between 3 and 4.

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Now no.5 paper fold.
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Insert between 3 and 4.
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By this time, you would reach here.

     13. You are almost done! To cover up the Top part, Take the “6” numbered paper fold and insert in the gap.

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Finally, no.6 paper fold.
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Cover the top part.

     14. Gently press on all sides to fit perfectly. If you are not getting it, Check the video given below. Don’t lose hope. Try it again.

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CUBE, done!

     15. VOILA!! There you are! Origami Cube, done!!

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Origami Cubes.

If you carefully note the steps, the opposite sides of the cube will have same color and orientation.

NOTE: If you do this cube in one go, let us know! Comment below or share it on social media!!

As they say,

Fold the models, then teach them to others. If you can learn this form of communication, you will be blessed with a satisfaction that no oter art form can give!            -Yamaguchi Makoto.

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