Infinity Cube Fidget Toy DIY

A while ago, I made this infinity cube for M and I figured it’s time to share! I recreated it for you so that I can share it. This tutorial is quite simple and when you’re done, you’ll have a fun inexpensive fidget toy that’s a great alternative to a fidget spinner – it’s less of a choking hazard to have around (if you use larger cubes), and it’s much quieter!

 

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A while ago, I made M a fidget spinner case and cool weighted sensory toys that he loved so much, I decided to make him another toy.

I was inspired to recreate this toy. I wanted it without all the nails and screws and connectors….

In this post (and especially in the video that you’ll find right before the written instructions) you’ll find THREE sizes of cubes.

 

One is a jumbo size made with one-inch cubes. It’s not as easy to use as the others, but it’s great for people who like to hold some weight in their hands.

 

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One is a medium size made with 3/4 inch cubes. It’s the ideal size.

 

The last is a mini one (the one that I used to demonstrate the tutorial) which is made from 1/2 inch cubes. It’s really mini – perfect for when you need a one-handed fidget toy, or if you need something compact and lightweight.

 

 

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M enjoys playing with all of these (he did NOT want to lend them to me to photograph them all for the post!)

They are made from simple wooden craft cubes and thin duct tape. On the tiny one, I did need to cut the duct tape in half the long way too.

 

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The duct tape adheres extremely well. I did duct tape it back-to-back – meaning after I placed the basic tape to hold the cube in the right places, I added another piece backing that one.

 

On the tiny one, I decided to make it more colorful. I dyed my cubes using Martha Stewart soft gel watercolorsthat I received for free as part of their ambassador program in the hopes I might share it with you.

 

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The color absorbs nicely into the blocks and I love how natural it feels! M loved that I added color to it (the older versions I made him I left natural) and I’m happy I did.

 

 

What you need to make an easy DIY infinity cube fidget toy:

 

 

How to make an infinity cube:

Watch the video below to see it in action! Or scroll down for the step-by-step instructions:

 


 

1. Add a small squirt of watercolor paint to a bowl and dilute it with water. I like to have a very thin wash for this so that the wood really shows through. Stir it so that the paint is totally dissolved. Mix in your cubes and let them sit for a few minutes. Remove, place on paper towels to dry, and wait until it’s totally dry before proceeding.

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2. Place your cubes on a flat surface in two rows of four cubes each.

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3. Tape them horizontally into four groups of two as pictured: The two top right together, the two top left, the two bottom right, and the two bottom left.

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4. Turn the entire thing on its side, and a piece of tape horizontally connecting the two center cubes. Repeat with the other side.

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5. Flip your cubes so that the side you taped in step 3 is now facing down. Add two vertical pieces of tape to the right two and left two cubes.

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6. Your cube is now totally taped in place, but to reinforce it, you’ll want to find the spots where the back of the tape shows – as pictured….

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And cover it with corresponding pieces of tape.

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Your infinity cube is ready to be played with!

 

What is your kid’s (or your) favorite fidget toy? Have you ever tried to DIY an infinity cube? Comment below!

 

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