Step One: laminate 6 colored pages of your choice.
Step Two:Choose a square cardboard box to act as a die.I found that a grahams crackers box was mostly square, and the perfect size.I strengthened my box by placing a cardboard “X” in the middle, as shown.I sized them the height I wanted, and cut slits in the box’s corners to match.
Step Three:Use a ruler to fold the box at the desired height.This will help you fold the line straight and avoid unwanted creases.
Step Four:Tape the edges down to make your basic cube.
Step Five:Because the cube isn’t perfect, I traced each edge on the prepared colored papers and marked each corresponding edge on the cube.I then cut the paper out and taped them onto the box with clear packaging tape.There was a lot of clear-tape overlap, which is great as it makes the cube more durable and water-proof.This cube can be used for lots of learning activities. Because each edge is laminated, you can tape anything you want to on the edges for temporary or quasi-permanent use. Be creative and have fun!
My name is Tamsyn and I love music. I got my bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from USU. I spent many years teaching private piano lessons until I had children of my own. I have attended several children workshops on how to teach children music. I really like the Kodaly method, but have adapted a lot of different techniques for my own children.
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