Origami Popup Double CubeWe don't have a proper place for this origami so we placed it in the "Simple" category. It is slightly more difficult than "Simple" so beginners might want to try other origami prior to this one. The origami popup double cube is a design by Eric Kenneway. It is another example of an origami whereby the folding steps are more interesting than the final product itself.
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Origami Popup Double Cube Step 1: Start by folding the origami boat base. This is a commonly used base in origami and we've a separate page of instructions for it. Follow the instructions and you should have the following to start with.
Rotating 90 degrees...
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 2: Make 4 diagonal folds as shown for the top layer only.
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 3: Fold paper in half, bringing the bottom tip point A to the top, point B.
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 4: Make a diagonal fold for the top layer as shown.
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 5: Now fold down the top left tip.
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 6: Make the vertical fold for the top layer. Crease well and unfold.
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 7: Now make the vertical fold again, this time tucking the tip into the left pocket.
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 8: Make another diagonal fold for the top layer only.
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 9: Flip paper over.
Repeat Steps 4 to 8 on this side.
When completed, your paper should now look like this.
Origami Popup Double Cube Step 10: Look at the paper from the top.
Gently pull out the center tabs. Do this slowly and gently or the paper may rip.
And voila! The double cube has popped up! You will need to smooth out your paper.
Here's the completed origami popup double cube!