A picture of the paper sonobe cube that I made...

FlamingO in AR

is here.

The paper is Hallmark's, from this year. I had a really hard time finding 3 that coordinated that worked up well, any one need some wrapping paper in horrible stripes of orange, yellow, green, red and purple on a silver background? lolol

And yes, I cut out 150-5 7/8" squares of paper, I love my Fiskars cutter!

Here is a link that might be useful:

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Tiger_SunnyFla

I think I'll "pass" on the paper, Flame....Hehehehe! The cube is fabulous!!!!! Are they hard? Love the wire and bead embellishments...they really "make" the cubes, don't they!? Thanx for sharing!!!
Tiger

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ArtsyCraftsy

It really turned out great!! Love the curly swirly at the top! Definitely the worst part is cutting the paper. I use a cheap Boston papercutter that is not properly squared, and have to fudge my folding a little.
When I did these with my 4th grade students, all we had was the plain foil paper in blue, red, green, gold & orange. They looked awesome! We covered a whole tree in them for the school lobby. Then I got scolded cause the teachers would catch kids folding cubes in class...ruh-roh!
Actually that paper looks cool...like I need to go buy any more wrapping paper than I already own, lol!

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FlamingO in AR

Thanks,Tiger. These are not hard to do at all. I did them in an assembly line fashion, and when I had 150 parallelagrams (sp) I assembled them into the cubes. It was great that I could do them while I was at work, and the bone folder really saved my fingers, since each piece of paper has about 9 folds to it....

Thanks Karen, I was really pleased with how they turned out, too. I couldn't have done it without you!

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Lia_SC

Great job! They are impressive looking! Are these the same thing as "water balloons"? My boys were hooked on making those at one time. I need to do some paper Christmas ornaments; I think I have everything else on the tree!
Maybe Karen will host an ornament swap for us here for next Christmas??? (hint, hint, hint!)

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FlamingO in AR

Lia, these are different from water balloons. These are made up of 6 pieces of paper to a cube. They are folded seperately and then tucked together to make the cube. That way using 3 different papers makes it very attractive.

That said, I think a tree loaded with the little water balloons in pretty paper with beads and tassels would be adorable! Another good idea!

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herbabuena

I went to a friend's house two weeks ago and we made a bunch of stellated octahedra and waterbombs out of wrapping paper, and hung 'em on her ficus in the living room that drops leaves every winter. They look pretty good; I actually liked the waterbombs on the tree more than the octahedra.

Those tiny mass-market wire ornament hangers came in really handy, and a needle for poking the ornament to put the wire through. It took about an hour or so to make 50 of 'em. Even her picky 16-year-old niece deigns to call them "cool." Which is saying a lot. :-)

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