Origami Fasett Sonobe Cube (Maria Sinayskaya)

Origami Fasett Sonobe Cube (Maria Sinayskaya)


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami. And today I’ll be teaching you how to fold an Origami Fasett Sonobe Cube designed by Maria Sinayskaya. This is a simple modular model and it
looks great when it’s completed. Diagrams for this model can be found in Maria’s
new book called Zen Origami. For more information,check out my 70,000
Subscriber Giveaway video or click on the link in the description below. This
model requires six square sheets of paper. Each unit is folded from one
square, and I recommend using 6″ squares to fold the units. Using 6″ squares will result in a cube about 2.5″ wide. I’m going to be using larger paper with
color on one side and white on the other just to make it a bit easier to follow
along. And once you’ve prepared your paper, then we’re going to start with our first
square with the white side up. And then we’re going to fold in half diagonally. So take this bottom right corner and fold it up to the top left corner. Align the corners and the edges, then
make your crease, and then unfold. And now we’re going to rotate the paper so that
the crease we just made is now held vertically. And then we want to fold over
this bottom right edge and align it with that vertical crease. So we’re going to
do that by lifting up the right side of the paper, and we want to start at the
bottom of the model and work our way up aligning the edge with that crease, just
like this. And once the edge and the crease are completely aligned, then you
can make your crease, and your model should look like this. And now we’re going to rotate the paper
180 degrees. And from here we’re going to fold up this bottom
corner by making a horizontal crease along this colored edge here. So we’re
going to do that by basically pulling up this bottom corner as far as it’ll go. You’ll see it reaches a point where it
doesn’t want to go any further, and that’s where you want to make your
crease. You also want to make sure that this
vertical crease and this colored edge align. And then you can make your crease. And then you can unfold the two colored flaps that we just folded in. And then
you’ll be back to the original square. And now we’re going to make the same
creases on the right. So once again we’re going to fold up
this bottom right edge and align it with this vertical crease. We’re going to do that by pulling over
the right side of the model, and again you want to start at the bottom of the
model and work your way up aligning the edge with that crease. Once the edge is
completely aligned then you can make your crease. And then we’re going to
rotate 180 degrees. And once again we’re going to fold up this bottom
corner by making a horizontal crease along this colored edge here. So we’re
going to do that by basically pulling up the bottom corner as far as it’ll go. Once it reaches that colored edge then
you also want to make sure that this vertical crease and this colored edge align as well. Once everything is aligned then you can
make your crease. And then we’re going to unfold the two colored flaps just like
we did before so that we’re back to the original square. And now we’re going to
fold down this top corner along this existing horizontal crease. So we’re
simply going to pull down the top corner, just like this. And then we’re going to
fold the same corner back up until it aligns with this point here where this
vertical crease intersects with this top edge. So we’re going to do that by simply
pulling up the bottom corner, and once it aligns with that intersection then you
can make your crease. And then you can unfold the small flap that we just folded up. And from here we’re going to fold up the same corner and align it with
this point here with this horizontal crease intersects with this diagonal
crease. So we’re going to do that by simply lifting up this bottom corner. We’re going to pull it over until it
aligns with that crease intersection. As you’re doing this, you’ll also see that
this white edge will align with the horizontal crease as well. And then you
can make your crease. And your model should look like this. Then we’re going to rotate 180 degrees and we’re going to do the same exact thing on the top. So once
again we’re going to fold this top corner down along this existing
horizontal crease, just like this. And then we’re going to fold the same corner
back up until it aligns with this point here where the vertical crease
intersects at the top edge. So we’re going to do that by simply lifting up
the bottom corner and aligning it with that intersection just like we did on
the other side. Then you can make your crease and your model should look like
this. And then you can unfold the small flap that we just folded up. And from
here we’re going to fold up that same corner and align it with this point here
where this angle bisector intersects with this horizontal crease. So we’re
going to do that by again lifting up this bottom corner, aligning it with that crease
intersection, and you’ll see that this white edge will
align with the horizontal crease underneath. Then you can make your crease. And once you’ve done that on both sides, your model should look like this. And now
we’re going to fold over the colored part of this bottom right edge and align
it with this vertical crease. So we’re going to do that by lifting up the right
side of the model, and we want to start at the bottom of that vertical crease
and work our way up until the entire edge is aligned. Then you can make your
crease, and your model should look like this. And now we’re going to rotate the paper
180 and then we’re going to do the same exact thing. So once again we’re going to fold over
the colored part of this bottom right edge and align it with this vertical
crease. So we’re going to do that by lifting up the right side of the model,
and we’re going to pull it over to the left until the entire edge is aligned
with that vertical crease. And then you can make your crease. And once you’ve
done that on both sides, then you can turn the model over. And from here we’re
going to fold in these two white triangles. So we’re going to start with this
triangle on the bottom, and we simply want to fold it up as far as it’ll go. You’ll see that your new crease will
align with that horizontal edge on the bottom, and then we’re going to rotate a
hundred and eighty degrees, and we’re going to do the same exact thing. So we’re going to fold up this bottom
white triangle as far as it’ll go. And once you’ve made your crease you’ll
see it will align with that horizontal edge on the bottom. And then we’re going
to turn the model over, and now we’re going to slightly unfold this large flap
on the right side of the model. And we’re going to do that by lifting up on this
top layer of paper. And you want to do it carefully so that you don’t unfold the
corner that we just folded behind. Then from here we want to slide this large
flap underneath this colored flap on the top of the model. So we’re going to do that by simply
sliding this large flap underneath as far as it will go until it re-collapses
along this existing crease. So you can make your crease to flatten it out, and
then your model should look like this. Then we’re going to rotate the paper
180 degrees, and we’re going to do the same thing. So once again we’re going to slightly
unfold this large flap on the right side of the model by pulling up on this top
layer of paper. Again, be careful not to unfold this corner that we just folded
behind, and then we want to slide this large flap underneath this colored flap
on the top of the model as far as it go. So we’re going to slide that large
flap underneath, just like this, until it re-collapses along this existing
crease. And once you’ve done that on both sides, then you can turn the model over. And now we’re going to fold over this bottom horizontal edge and align it with
this vertical crease. So we’re going to do that by lifting up the right side of
the model, and we’re going to pull it over to the left until the entire edge
is aligned with that crease, just like this. You’ll also see that these diagonal
edges align as well, and then you can make your crease. And once you’ve done
that on the right, then we’re going to rotate 180 degrees and
we’re going to do the same exact thing. So once again we’re going to fold over
this bottom horizontal edge and align it with that vertical crease. So we’re just
going to pull over the right side of the model, just like we did before, until that entire edge is aligned with
that crease. You’ll see that the diagonal edges will align as well, then you can
make your crease. And then you can slightly unfold the two flaps that we
just folded in. Then you can turn the model over, and this is one completed
unit. Now you must fold 5 more. Once you’ve
folded all 6 units, you’re going to need 2 to start the
assembly. Then look at one, and you’ll notice that it has a large flap like this on
each side, and also has a small pocket underneath these white triangles here on
each side. So once again we’re going to take our
second unit, and I find the easiest to slightly rotate the second unit like
this. And from here what we want to do is insert the second unit’s flap inside of
the first unit’s pocket. So we’re going to do that by lifting up
both units, and we’re going to bring them together like this again by sliding the
second unit’s flap inside of the first unit’s pocket as far as it will go. You want to push the units together
until they’re completely aligned, and you’ll see that this mountain fold on
the second unit will align with the edge underneath on the first unit. So once you’ve done that, then we’re
going to slightly rotate the model so that the second unit is now held on top. And from here we’re going to add a third unit the same way. So once again we’re going to insert the
third unit’s flap inside of the second unit’s pocket just like we did before. So
we’re going to lift up all three units, and we’re going to bring the second and
third units together again by sliding the third unit’s flap inside of the
second unit’s pocket as far as it’ll go. And once both units are completely
aligned, then we’re going to slightly rotate the model so that the third unit
is now held on top. And from here you’ll notice this extra flap is trapped behind
the third unit. So what we want to do is carefully pull
that layer out from underneath, just like this, and we want to insert the first
unit’s flap inside of the third unit’s pocket just like we’ve been doing. So
we’re going to bring the first and third units together, just like this, again by
sliding the first unit’s flap inside of the third unit’s pocket as far as it’ll
go. You may need to slightly adjust the
unit’s just to create a nice point on the top. But once you’ve done that then you
can see that you’ve connected the first three units. So once again we’re going to
rotate the model so that the third unit is now held on top, and then we’re going
to insert the fourth unit the same way. We’re going to do that by sliding the
fourth unit’s flap inside of the third unit’s pocket as far as it’ll go, just like this, until both units are
completely aligned. Then again we’re going to rotate the model so that the
fourth unit is held on top, and you’ll see that there’s a trapped layer underneath. So we’re carefully going to pull that out on top, just like this, and we’re
going to insert that flap inside of the fourth unit’s pocket. So we’re carefully going to bring those two
units together, just like this, until they are completely aligned, then we’re going
to rotate the model 90 degrees. Then we’re going to add the 5th unit the same
way. So once again we’re going to slide the
fifth unit’s flap inside of the fourth unit’s pocket just like we’ve been doing. So
push the two units together until they’re completely aligned, and then
we’re going to rotate the model so that the 5th unit is held on top. And from
here you’ll notice that there’s another trapped layer underneath. So we’re carefully going to pull that out on top, just like this, and we’re going to slide that flap
inside of the fifth unit’s pocket. So carefully bring the two units together,
just like this, and then you’ll see this unused flap on the right side of the 5th
unit. So what we want to do is simply rotate
the model and insert that flap into the corresponding pocket underneath. So we’re carefully going to bring those two units together, just like this, until they are
completely aligned. And from here we’re going to rotate the model so that the
open face is now held on top, and we’re going
to slightly separate these flaps just so we can slide the last unit in between. So
we’re going to put the last unit down on top, just like this. Then we want to
insert these two flaps inside of the last unit’s pockets. So we’re going to do
that by carefully bringing the two units together, just like this, and then you’ll
notice these two unused flaps on the last unit. So what we’re going to do is slightly
rotate the model, and we’re going to insert those flaps inside of their
corresponding pockets, just like this. And then we’re going to rotate the model one
last time, and we’re going to insert the last flap inside of the last unused
pocket, just like this. Then you want to bring all six units together, and once
you’ve done that, then your Origami Fasett Sonobe Cube is complete! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video
tutorial on how to fold an Origami Fasett Sonobe Cube designed by Maria Sinayskaya. Feel free to upload photos of your
completed model to the YouTube Gallery on my website to be featured here in my
next video, or simply upload your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #ezorigami to be featured here as well. Again, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

15 thoughts on “Origami Fasett Sonobe Cube (Maria Sinayskaya)

  1. Thanks you for the excellent video. One of your former professors
    recommended that I visit your site and I'm glad I did. This model is the
    first artistic thing I had done in my entire adult life and I'm
    completely hooked.

  2. This design looked really cool so I watched the video and it looked like I could do it and also it looked really easy, so I did it And it turned out amazing. I also use lightning ish colors. I used purple yellow and black. It was a little difficult to do the connecting but i figured it out. Thanks for sharing this video!

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