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How to make business card cubes
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Created 3 June 2003, last updated 27 January 2007
Making cubes out of business cards is easy, and will impress your friends!
Everything you need is already at hand:
In the figures here, the cards are pictured as having a white side and a gray side, and the cube ends up white on the outside. You'll have to decide how you'll use your own cards to determine the look of your cube. I'll describe white as the "outside", and gray as the "inside".
The first step is to fold the cards into pieces suitable for assembling into a cube:
Now that you have six cube pieces, you can assemble them into a cube. This requires a little bit of dexterity, but is not as hard as it might seem.
At each step, make sure that the new card you're adding to the cube is hugging the existing cards with its folded tabs. Again, the pictures show the tabs flared out a bit so you can see the structure, but if you have made sharp folds, the tabs will lie flat against the other cards, making a nice clean cube.
At the last step, you will need to carefully pry open the remaining tabs to get the last card in properly (under the other cards' tabs, but with its tabs over its neighbors).
If you want more detailed illustrations, here's a tabblo I made of the process:
Now that you've made your cube, there are other things you can do: