Origami Cubes

The other day I posted a picture on my Instagram feed of my latest origami obsession.

They are called sonobe cubes, because they’re made of sonobe modules.

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I didn’t know that when I first made one though.

About a year ago I was at a craft fair with my friend Cayden.  It was a VERY quiet fair, and we ended up chatting with the people at the stall next to us.  The mother of the stallholder admired the origami pieces on our table, and showed us how to make this.

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Cayden is a lot like me, in the sense that when we learn something new we have to do it over and over and over.  When we got home from the fair we made cube after cube until we had it down pat.  And then I kept making it.

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The Instagram picture is actually of very slightly different looking cubes, because I found out that there are slightly different ways to fold sonobe modules.  This means of course that I now have to discover all of them.  I’m also really interested in what else you can make with sonobe modules.

Expect more sonobe.


Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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