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Fold a Origami Bouncy Cube
I'm not sure what this is actually called, so for now, it will be known as the origami bouncy cube ;)

If you're a nerd like me, you may even take one look at this and think "companion cube"!

But I digress.

This cube is made from 6 separate modules that are assembled at the end. Perhaps you can figure out a way to make the cube without glue, but I find that the modules don't like to stay together without some help.

Posted by Scarlet from Stafford, Virginia, United States • Published See Scarlet's 46 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a square! As always, you can use any size square you like, but if you're new to origami, I'd suggest using a larger piece of paper for this project.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 2
    Step 2

    Crease some guidelines...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 3
    Step 3

    ...so you can fold the corners into the center.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then fold those corners into the center.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 5
    Step 5

    And once more, corners to the center again.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then unfold it to the point where you just have one "corners to the center"

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 7
    Step 7

    And flip it over.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then, following the creases you made before, fold the corners in to the center in the opposite direction you did the first time. Then unfold them again.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take the center point of the edge of one of the sides, and fold that in to the center.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 10
    Step 10

    Do the same with an adjacent side.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 11
    Step 11

    Squish the protruding square flat, following the creases that should be in the paper.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat for the other sides.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 13
    Step 13

    Turn it over now. You should see four triangles on the back...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 14
    Step 14

    Fold these out flat. They will be your tabs. You'll use them to connect this module to the others in the cube.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now turn the piece over to the front again.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 16
    Step 16

    Fold the inner corner of one of the squares out to the outer corner.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 17
    Step 17

    Repeat for the others.

    Now the assembly...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 18
    Step 18

    This is actually the easiest part of the cube. Just put some tape or glue onto the tab that will go under...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 19
    Step 19

    Put the tab from the other piece right over the tab from the "under" piece, and stick.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Bouncy Cube - Step 20
    Step 20

    Ta-daaa!

    Possible uses:
    Make this in pretty colors and hang it in front of a window
    Save it for the holidays to hang on a Christmas tree
    Bounce it!
    Have your kitty chase it as you bounce it -- just make sure she doesn't eat it.
    Be a nerd and change it up so you get said companion cube! (send me pics if you do!)

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Scarlet
Scarlet · Stafford, Virginia, US · 46 projects
Twins - you need 6 squares. It's put together pretty much like any other cube :]
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The Twins
The Twins · 9 projects
how many of the squares do you need?
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