I am super excited to share this neat St Patricks Day Magic Cube Puzzle with you this week. It’s perfect to add to our St Patricks Day STEM countdown happening the first 17 days of March! You will find the free printable and step by step instructions below to make your very own lucky magic cube with your own little leprechauns. We make sure to keep STEM fun!
LUCKY ST PATRICKS DAY MAGIC CUBE PUZZLE FOR KIDS!
This fun St Patricks Day Magic Cube Puzzle isn’t usually what we do around here. I wanted to mix it up a bit and offer something a little different, so I asked a friend to come up with this cool creation for us to try.
If you don’t have crafty type kids, this is still a great way to feel a bit crafty learn how to make your own magic cubes anytime! These are great to make for friends too.
We LOVE to celebrate the different times of the year with holiday theme STEM challenge countdowns, and our newest St Patricks Day Magic Cube Puzzle is the perfect addition.
Work on a bit of math, problem solving, and more!
Make sure to check out: St Patricks Day STEM Countdown for 17 amazing days of cool STEM, science, and slime making.
Look for the click here to download button at the end of this page, grab your supplies, and get ready for some magical fun!
ST PATRICKS DAY MAGIC CUBE SUPPLIES
Wooden Blocks: 1″ or 1.5″ (printable included for both sizes, check craft stores or see amazon commission links just below! Also see a fun book recommendation!)
Printable Sheets (find download down below)
ST PATRICKS DAY MAGIC CUBE PUZZLE INSTRUCTIONS!
Use the photos below to help guide the process. Start by placing a piece of tape across two blocks as shown below. Write a #1 on the tape to label this as hinge #1.
NOTE: It’s very important to read the note in the picture below! For each one of these steps to make your magic cube you will need to reinforce your “hinge” by placing a piece of tape on the back and front.
You will want to create hinge #2 by attaching a block to the top of one of the blocks marked with a #1 as shown directly below. Label that with a #2. Remember to open the hinge all the way to reinforce it!
Now repeat the step with with a new hinge on the top of the the other #1 block and label that as #3! Again, remember to reinforce the hinge on the other side. See the pictures below for these steps.
Next repeat the steps with another set of 4 blocks labeling them #4, #5, and #6. Always reinforce those hinges!
Place the two bundles of blocks together as shown below.
You will then create hinge #7 by placing a piece of tape across blocks #3 and #5 as seen in middle photo below. Don’t forget to reinforce the hinge on the other side.
Move on to create hinge #8 by placing a piece of tape across blocks #2 and #6 and of course don’t forget to reinforce the hinge on the other side.
Go ahead and text out your blank magic cube puzzle now and see how it works. Make sure all hinges are reinforced!
DECORATING YOUR ST PATRICKS DAY MAGIC CUBE PUZZLE
Time to print out the right size graphics you need depending on the size blocks you have chosen to use. You will need a total of 12 images. Cut the pictures in half.
FOR THE SIDES WITH TAPE: You will now glue the halves to the blocks that have tapes on them.
FOR THE SIDES WITHOUT TAPE: You will need to cut those graphics into quarters and glue on each piece separately.
Click on the black box below to get your St Patricks Day magic cube puzzle printable packet! It’s that easy. We really hope you enjoy this activity, and let us know if you would like to see more of these ideas from us.