2. Folded Paper CubeFebruary 15, 2016
You can find a number of ways to fold an origami cube on the web. Jeremey Shafer will show you how to fold a seamless cube (below) here.
It’s a bit tricky. Wikihow has very clear instructions on how to fold a simple paper cube here.
But, Mathspig prefers the paper cube designed by Phillip Stromberg of the Netherlands.His cube calendar (below) comes inside one of these paper cubes. This was a very spooky calendar as Mathspig could see her life disappearing in front of her eyes for one whole year. ARrrrgh!
Here is the way to fold a Phillip Stromberg cube:
Step 1: Draw up a grid on cardboard 7 x 6 square.
Mathspig used 8 cm squares on paper. Cardboard would make a stronger cube.
Step 2: Count of squares and draw this pattern.
Step 3: Cut out the cube template.
Step 4: Use scissors to score all folding edges.
Step 5: Score the perpendicular bisectors of the isoceles triangles. Ha Ha! I’ve always wanted to say that!!!!
Step 6: Fold the cube sides up, tucking the extended flaps over the triangles.