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This ticket cube is from the Aveuglami website at aveuglami.fr, the home of The Aveuglami Project, and dedicated with grateful acknowledgement to its creator, Michel Lucas.
Original text for this model in French, copyright Michel Lucas.
Folded with the friendly help of Google Translate.
Description and more information:
If you do not have rectangular tickets, use 4 squares and tear each in half to make 8 rectangular pieces that will be a ratio of 1 to 2.
Note squares will work well for this project, allowing you to work with different colors as well.
However, thicker paper like construction paper or thin cardstock might be a bit easier to use, especially for younger folders or beginners.
You will need 8 rectangles in total.
You can also try to use business cards or playing cards, but because these often don't have a 1 to 2 ratio, they might not end up being cubes, but closed boxes with two sides being square with the remaining 4 sides being rectangles.
Keep in mind that the folded-over sides of the cards will be quite small and that playing cards often have some plastic in them, making it harder to fold the units, although they can make quite sturdy models.
If folded from thicker paper, this model makes a nice sturdy open box or use it as a closed gift box by inserting something before attaching the last single unit.
Phase 1: Folding 8 units
To fold the rectangles, place them down with their short edges to the left and right or in landscape orientation.
Gently bring the left side over to the right side, but do not crease. Simply make a pinch mark at the top and bottom of the center fold.
If you make a strong crease here, each side of your cube will show the fold line and the sides might tend to bulge outwards, so try only to get a mark for the next folds if you want the sides of the cube to be smooth and unmarked.
Now fold the left and right edges to the center. This is also known as a cupboard fold since it resembles a cupboard with its doors closed.
Make a firm crease, but don't try to press the cupboard doors flat. You actually want them hanging open or sticking up at a 90 degree angle to put together your cube.
Fold 7 more similar units.
Phase 2: Making two connecting panels
You will be using 4 rectangles for this phase.
Make the first connecting panel by placing a module with its side flaps facing the ceiling and on the left and right.
Now take a second module and turn it with the flaps at the top and bottom and facing the table.
Slide the flap of the second unit into the top opening of the first module.
Once it is slid in all the way, let the central part of the second module cover the central part of the first unit.
Then tuck in the bottom flap of the second module into the bottom opening of the first.
Put in another way, place two modules with the cupboard doors facing each other, but one of the cupboards is turned sideways. Close the first one and then tuck the flaps of the second module inside the first.
Result: You will have a square that is smooth on both sides with 4 open slits.
Using two more units, make one more of these connecting panels.
You have used 4 units so far.
The other 4 units will be used as single modules in the next steps.
Phase 3: Assembling the cube
Now place the first connecting panel flat on your table and slide a single module into the opening on the right, followed by another single module on the left.
A quarter of each single module will slide into the connecting unit.
Three sides of your cube are now connected.
Take the second connecting panel and slide the two loose ends of the single modules into the left and right sides of this panel.
You will now have 4 sides of the cube connected in a kind of circular band.
Turn the model so that one of the open sides is facing the ceiling.
Take the 3rd single module and slide it into the openings of the connecting panels from the top.
Flip the model over so the last open side is facing the ceiling.
Finally, insert the 4th single module so it closes the cube.
Check that all the modules are pushed in all the way so that the corners and sides of the cube are cymmetrical.
The easy, brilliant Ticket Cube is ready!
Making origami accessible to those who are blind or visually impaired.
for non-commercial use only.
Compiled: The Accessible Origami Project, May 2023, with thankful acknowledgement to Michel Lucas