2 Minute Easy Origami Cube Tutorial 🧊 Paper Cube Craft to Make Minecraft Blocks or Lego Bricks

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Learn how to make an origami cube in only 2 minutes! This seamless origami cube is a new quick and easy paper cube model that I created in order to make Minecraft blocks or Lego bricks paper crafts, without tape or glue!

0:00 Demo of new origami cube design
0:28 Unlock you creativity with quick and easy paper cubes
1:33 How to prepare paper strips to make the cubes
5:00 How to fold an origami cube
8:14 Preview of new upcoming origami models
8:41 Your folds!

Important note: this origami cube is an original origami model created by Stéphane Gigandet protected by copyright law. Do not publish videos, instructions, diagrams, tutorials etc. that show how to fold this origami cube, and instead link to this video or embed it, or link to the https://origami.plus website. Thank you!

There are already a lot of different origami cubes models, so why create a new one? That’s because I wanted to play with the paper cubes, and join them as if they were paper Minecraft blocks or Lego bricks, without tape or glue. I needed an easy origami cube that would allow me to quickly make lots of cubes with standard origami paper or copy paper. And I needed cubes that can be joined together to create 3D structures.

I’m very pleased with the result of all the experiments I made to create paper cubes:

1. The origami cubes are easy to make, and it’s easy to remember how to make them, as they are made with 2 identical modules. Compared to other modular origami cubes models that use 3 or 6 modules, I think those new cubes are easier to assemble.

2. It takes only 2 minutes to make one cube, which is a great advantage over cubes that take 5 minutes to fold (like the seamless origami cubes made with only one square of paper) if you want to make 100 cubes or more!

To be more precise: it takes 8 minutes to make 4 cubes.
– 4 minutes to pre-crease one square sheet of paper and to cut it into 8 strips.
– 1 minute to fold each cube.

With practice you get faster and faster, so you can go under 2 minutes for one cube.

3. The cubes are very paper efficient. With a single square of paper, you can make 4 cubes. With a 15x15cm (6×6″) sheet of origami paper, you can make 4 2cm (0.8″) cubes. The cool thing with being able to use origami paper is that you can makes lots of cubes in a wide variety of colors.

4. The cubes have openings on most of the edges (except on 3 of the 12 edges). Those openings make it easy to join origami cubes together, with simple paper clips made with the same strips of paper used to make the cubes. I will show you how in the next video.

5. The cubes are reasonably sturdy. You can throw the cubes like dices, you can join them together, and they won’t fall apart.

After coming up with this new origami cube model, I looked if someone had found it before, but I didn’t find other cubes made with 2 strips. The closest one I found is the Flexicube created by Philip Noble in 1971. Philip’s cubes are made with only one long strip of paper (ticker tape). There is a great description of those cubes on Erik Demaine’s site : https://erikdemaine.org/thok/flexcube8.htm

I’m still experimenting with different ways of joining those new origami cubes. It’s easy to join them solidly to make paper structures, but it would also be cool to join them on only one edge to make action models (like the Flexicube / Infinity Cube).

There are a lot of creative ways to use the cubes. I’m showing a few in the video: a paper flower and a sword. Making paper structures that look like Minecraft blocks or Lego models is a lot of fun!

An easy variation of the cube has a protruding flap that can be used to attach hooks to make origami earrings or pendants. Those colorful paper cubes look very much like diamond, amethysts, sapphire, emerald or ruby cristals, so they make beautiful origami jewels. You can also make an origami ring with a paper cube.

I hope you like this origami cube model and that you will make lots of paper cubes!

Please send me pictures of your paper cubes, or the crafts you make with them, so that I can show them on the https://origami.plus website and in a future video!

My email is stephane@origami.plus and you can also send your origami pictures on Facebook: https://facebook.com/origami.plus or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Origami_Plus

You can also participate in the World Map of Origami Boats: https://origami.plus/world-map-of-origami-boats

At the end of the video, I show different models that I created with the origami cubes. Let me know in the comments which one you would like to see next!

Please subscribe to encourage me to create new original, fun and easy origami models and tutorials.

Thank you very much and happy folding!

Comments

𝙉𝙚𝙤𝙢𝙤𝙣シ︎ says:

Thank you so much! Now i can make an infinity cube!

Ahmad Jawad says:

kindly make a video on how to make a infinity cube

Rasidah Hasah says:

This make scenes lot thx

Екатерина Конюшенкова says:

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SUJAY CHESS PLAY says:

Very nice 👍👍👏👏🤝🤝🙏🙏👏👏👍👍

janelessly says:

cant believe i found this video, ive searched far and wide for some origami cube tutorials and this one is really something, i mean like 4 cubes out of one square paper?! truly amazing man !

edit: ok im going insane ive made so many cubes cause this is so much fun

Nicoos Productions says:

this is a very unknown tutorial and i am glad i found it, 4 cubes out of 1 square. really cool video. 🌟

Waffles says:

I can't do this I did all the steps but it didnt work

Gaming with Abhinav says:

It is so hard so I tear my paper

Space12gaming says:

It's…a little bit hard but cool!

Antony Juan Chavez Becerra says:

0:18 sus

lightskin_vivid says:

It's not that easy

HYPE MIKE says:

Thank you so much for this this helps to play with my big brother and can also made infinity rubcik

sunny kumar says:

THANK YOU SO MUCH bro

Ahili Saha says:

You are telling so much I don't like this

Lirik Spot says:

Must try origami ✌❤

K. K Gamerz says:

I haven't understood how to do

offical deep danger says:

Pagal mujhe kush bhi samaj nhi aya

VlogAfterSchool says:

Minecraft way: Printout the block files and do all the blocks and items and players too (even he,
The Steve Villager thing as an statue)

aarti sinha Srivastav says:

This is excellent! God bless you!

Alibek Shuhratov says:

I exited!!! Thank you

ᗷᗷ gαᗰᎥᑎg says:

You are wasting time or paper

SIDDHANT says:

he's a sweet guy, this makes this tutorial even more intresting and engaging to watch

deer zeana says:

well lets just say I did something wrong😅

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