There is a simple magic in being able to create a 3-dimensional image from a 2-dimensional material. And in fact it can be really simple. With these paper cube templates, you can make a standalone cube by yourself in minutes. Each template in this collection can be downloaded as free PDF files that you can print out. They might even have instructions included. All you have to do is cut out the outline, fold along the internal lines, and fold in the edges.
Whether you’re a math person or just a visual person, these 3D cube templates will surely give you a thrill to assemble.
These paper cube templates provide an entertaining and educational activity for kids of all ages, and it cannot be simpler to use.
All you have to do is select a cube template that you think you can tackle. Click the download button to get the template as a PDF file instantly. (These files will come in zipped folders, so make sure you have a good archive program like WinZip or 7-Zip to extract your templates.)
Once you get your printout, you should be able to follow the instructions easily from there. Try varying the size of the printout to get different size cubes.
It can be a fun endeavor to just create piles of these cubes as an end in itself. But you can take it a step further and consider all these other ways you can make your paper cubes serve some other purpose, other than a source of wonder.
Here are some ideas:
The Cardboard Cube Template is a PDF instruction page from Carnegie Mellon University that will show you how to make a perfect 3″ × 3″ cardboard cube as part of a physical prototyping activity. All you need is basically a sheet of cardboard, a math triangle, a craft blade, and a cutting surface.
We have even more lists for printable Cube Templates on Template.net. But cubes are just the beginning of what you can do with paper given just the right outline.
Here are some other fun projects to challenge yourself: