How to Make a Cube

By Todd Roy
Cubes can me made from almost anything.

Cubes can come in many sizes and have a wide variety of uses. Many materials can also be used to form a cube. No matter what materials are used or size of cube desired, all cubes can be made the same way and share the same characteristics. Cubes are geometrically defined as a polyhedron containing six square surfaces of equal size. The cube will have eight points and 12 edges when assembled properly.

Create a vertical strip of four equal-sized squares. Number the squares 1, 3, 5 and 6 from top to bottom, or farthest away to closest.

Create a horizontal strip of three equal-sized squares by placing a square to the left of square 3 in addition to a square to the right of square 3. These will be numbered 2 and 4 respectively. The resulting pattern should resemble a cross.

Create the cube by folding up squares 1, 2, 4, and 5 using square 3 as the base. Place square 6 on the open edges of squares 1, 2, 4, and 5 to form the top of the cube.

Seal the exposed 12 edges of the cube with tape, caulk, glue or other appropriate adhesive compatible with the material used.

About the Author

Todd Roy has been writing professionally since 1984. He is a former sportswriter and journalist for two daily newspapers in Minnesota and was a featured columnist for "The Olive," a regional political-satire publication. He has a professional certificate for journalism and photography from the Rochester University Center.