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Origami Cube of Pyramids

Cube of Pyramids
Original model created on 01/05/2017 - Published on 21/06/2017

Origami Cube of Pyramids instructions and tutorial

Learn how to make this colorful origami cube with the easy step-by-step instructions of this tutorial. This paper cube is a modular origami cube, made of 4 squares of paper. Each square is folded in a pyramidal module, and you can join 4 pyramid modules, without glue, to form a cube. And with more of the same pyramid units, you can make bigger origami kusudamas.

Update 15/12/2019: Gerardo Gacharná Ramírez, an origamist creator from Colombia, as informed that he created essentially the same model in 2012. His model is called the Trihedron cubic box.

Once you have folded the paper pyramid modules and assembled your origami cube, you can roll it like a dice, or even put a small gift inside and use it as a gift box. In a next video, I will show you how to make a similar looking cube gift box with just 2 square sheets of paper. Please subscribe to get notified of new origami models and tutorials and to encourage me to create more of them!

To make the modular origami cube, you need 4 squares of paper of the same size. In the video, I use 15x15 cm (about 6 inches). You can use duo paper with a different color on each side, or use paper with just one color.

Each module take only a few minutes to fold. You can join 2 modules to make a kind of diamond, 4 modules to make a cube, 5 modules to make a star / flower, and more modules to make balls of pyramids. At the end of the video, I show a pyramids kusudama that I made with 20 modules. The bigger kusudamas are not as easy to assemble than the cube, so please start with the cube first.

Origami Cube of Pyramids video instructions

To make a Cube of Pyramids in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami Cube of Pyramids

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a Cube of Pyramids (photo diagram and/or video).

Cube of Pyramids - step 1

1. 4 modules before assembly.

Cube of Pyramids - step 2

2. Origami Cube of Pyramids made with 4 modules, each from a square piece of paper.

Cube of Pyramids - step 3

3. With 5 modules, you can make a star or flower.

Cube of Pyramids - step 4

4. And with 20 modules you can make an origami ball of pyramids / kusudama!

Cube of Pyramids - step 5

5. There are several variations for the modules: inverted (pyramid facing inward instead of outward), and with an extra set of 3 flaps or not.

Cube of Pyramids - step 6

6. 8 inverted modules joined together.

Cube of Pyramids - step 7

7. The trihedron cubic box model created by Gerardo Gacharná Ramírez in 2012. The folding sequence is a bit different, but it is essentially the same model as the one I made in this video.

Cube of Pyramids - step 8

8. Another trihedron cubic box by Gerardo.

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Thank you very much and happy cube folding! :-)

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