Who doesn’t love the 80’s and 90’s, everything was big, bold, and utterly glamorous. I was born in the 80’s and grew up in the 90’s and have some fond memories of iconic kids gadgets. For our arts and crafts this week we have decided to look back on some of these.

Rubik’s Cube

What you will need

  • Black card
  • Coloured card or paper for the smaller squares – yellow, orange, red, blue, green and white.
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Messy Instructions

Step 1

We needed our cube to fit onto an A4 piece of card as that is all we had available, we made our cube 6cm x 6cm. We drew and cut out 6, 6cm x 6cm, squares on a piece of paper to help use as a template.

6 6cm by 6cm squares

Step 2

We then arranged them on the black card in a cross, 4 squares down and 3 squares across. We need to place them in the correct place on the card to allow us to draw flaps on some edges to help the cube stick together.

Squares on the black paper

Step 3

We used a ruler to make sure our lines were straight and added on the flaps.

Net shape of a cube on black card

Step 4

Then we cut it out.

Net cube cut out

Step 5

We used a knife and the ruler to score along the edges. Make sure you don’t push too hard and cut the paper, you just want create a dent in the crad to made it easier to fold.

Scoring the cube

Step 6

We applied glue to the flaps to stick it all together (we actually use glue dots stretched along the flap because again that’s all I had!) Voila! A cube!

Cube assembled

Step 7

We used coloured card to make the coloured squares on the sides of the rubix cube, we cut these into 1.5cm x 1.5cm squares.

1.5cm squares

Step 8

We use glue dots to stick on the coloured squares.

1.5cm by 1.5cm coloured squares

We ended up making 2 different rubik’s cubes, one with all the colours correctly positioned together and another one with the all mixed up.

Rubic Cube

Jack enjoyed making these so we made some coloured ones too!

I love the 80’s rubix cube

Please share your designs with me on my facebook page and don’t forget to use #borntomessaround #messaroundoxfordshire #messyplay #messaroundltd #rubixcube #ilovethe80’s #ilovethe90’s to share your pictures with our wider community!

If you’ve enjoyed this activity please join Krissy for our Poptastic event  on Tuesday 19th May 2020. To receive a notification of the event please tick ‘interested’ or ‘going’ on the event page.

I’ll have some more fab ideas in my next blog.

See you soon Emily x

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