Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create a multitude of fascinating structures. An Infinity Cube is one such intricate and mesmerizing design that you can create with small, simple folds of paper. In this article, we will walk you through the step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own Infinity Cube out of paper.
– 8 square sheets of origami paper (preferably of two different colors for an attractive contrast)
– Optional: Glue or double-sided tape for additional stability
Step 1: Prepare the Paper
Start with a square piece of origami paper. If you’re using dual-colored paper, begin with the color you want on the outside facing down.
Step 2: Fold Diagonally
Fold the paper in half diagonally to form a triangle. Then unfold it and repeat with the opposite corners, creating a cross crease pattern on the paper.
Step 3: Fold Edges to Center
Turn the paper so that it’s like a diamond and fold each corner into the center where the creases from steps 2 intersect.
Step 4: Forming Double Squares
With all corners folded in, you now have a smaller square. Take each corner again and fold towards the center line as close as possible without overlapping to form what looks like a double square.
Step 5: Creating Rectangular Flaps
Fold the newly created edges towards the centerline once more to create thin rectangular flaps.
Step 6: Unfold to Step 3
Carefully unfold your last three folds (from steps 4 and 5) back to what you had at the end of step 3.
Step 7: Fold Corners
Keep your model’s flaps open flat. Now fold each corner of these flaps towards its outermost crease line creating little triangle shaped folds — which will eventually become pocket flaps.
Step 8: Assembling the Cube Units
Refold along the creases made in step 5, but this time tuck these little triangles underneath which forms locking pockets. You should now have a rigid unit with two pockets on one side. Repeat these steps to create all eight units.
Step 9: Constructing The Infinity Cube
You will now put together your units without using glue first. Take two units and slide one’s flap into another unit’s pocket. Continue adding units one by one ensuring that each new unit has one flap in a free pocket from one block, and its free pocket ready for another block’s flap.
Step 10 (Optional): Secure With Adhesive
If you find your Infinity Cube isn’t sturdy enough or keeps falling apart – carefully apply glue or sticky tape to each joining flap before inserting them into pockets for extra stability.
Congratulations! You have just completed your very own Origami Infinity Cube. With its conjoined squares and intriguing folding mechanism, this cube can be transformed in multiple ways for endless tactile fun. Display it on your desk or give it as a gift – it’s sure to intrigue and impress with its hypnotic motion and clever design.