Origami Cubes
How to make an origami cube

How to make an origami cube

How to join origami cubes

How to join origami cubes

Truchet tiles origami cubes texture

Truchet tiles texture
Original model created on 01/01/2022 - Published on 21/05/2022

Origami Truchet tiles texture instructions and tutorial

The Truchet tiles pattern was invented by Sébastien Truchet in 1704. The tiles can be rotated to make various patterns. Truchet tiles are usually in 2 dimensions, but the same concept can be applied in 3 dimensions to make Truchet cubes.

I stumbled upon a Twitter thread from Karen Campe (@KarenCampe) about origami Truchet cubes created by David A. Reimann (@drMathArt) demonstrated at Maths Encounters at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. The thread inspired Mark Kaercher (@shskaercher) to create a template for Truchet cubes made with paper.

David A. Reimann's and Mark Kaercher's Truchet cubes looked really cool, so I also created a printable template using my origami cube design. Each cube is made with 2 1x8 strips of paper. With a bit of practice, it takes less than 2 minutes to make each cube, so it's possible to quickly make a lot of them (especially if you have a whole class of students to fold them!). The origami cubes are made without tape or glue.

Origami cubes Truchet tiles printable templates

I made Truchet tiles templates in different colors:


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How to make an origami Truchet tiles texture

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a Truchet tiles texture (photo diagram and/or video).

Truchet tiles texture - step 1

1. Origami cubes with a Truchet tiles texture.

Truchet tiles texture - step 2

2. The cubes can be joined to create interesting patterns. Rotating the cubes changes the pattern.

Truchet tiles texture - step 3

3. The cubes can be assembled in 3 dimensions to make even more interesting patterns.

Truchet tiles texture - step 4

4. The printable template can be used to make 4 origami Truchet cubes. Download HD template

If you use this Truchet tiles texture to make cool origami cubes patterns, use it in a class, for a project or anything else, please send me pictures so that I can show them on the https://origamicubes.com website and in a future video!

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Thank you very much and happy folding!

Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

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Origami Cubes

The Origami Cubes were created in 2022 by Stéphane Gigandet. This new origami cube model has several benefits over other origami cubes models:
  • It takes only 2 minute to fold a cube.
  • Folding an origami cube is very easy, with only simple folds.
  • You can use standard copy paper or origami paper.
  • A 15x15cm square of paper yields 4 2cm origami cubes.
  • The paper cubes can be joined together, without tape or glue.

Make colorful origami cubes and join them like paper Lego bricks to make cool Minecraft like creations! No glue, no tape, just paper!

Making an origami cube is very easy and quick (2 minutes per cube), and you can use standard copy paper or origami paper. You can then join the origami cubes to make fun creations. Video demo and tutorial:

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