Last week, I was helping a friend make a folding photo cube using the tutorial we previously shared with you, and an idea occurred to me. Those crazy, open-on-themselves-over-and-over, folding cubes have 12 sides, and there happen to be 12 days of Christmas.
Ding! Ding! I should make a cube celebrating the 12 days of Christmas!
So that’s exactly what I did. I started by creating designs for the 12 images that represent the 12 days of Christmas. Per the instructions in our folding photo cube tutorial, I made 8 of the images measure 3″x3″ and each of those has one day represented. For the 2 remaining 3″x6″ images, I put two days on each one.
Here’s an easy downloadable template for you to use. It’s got my designs, all measured out and ready to print to make your own cube. See how easy I made that for you?
By the way, what do you guys call the birds that are given on the fourth day? Growing up, we always sang the song as “4 mocking birds” but as an adult, I hear it as “4 calling birds” much more often. This seems to be the only day’s gift that varies depending on who sings the song.
I gathered all the supplies needed to create a folding photo cute — 8 wooden blocks, 2 sheets of strong double-sided tape (available in our Amazon store), a spacer, and instructions. Then I printed out my template onto some 24lb white copy paper.
Then I just followed the detailed instructions from our magic folding photo cube tutorial and before I knew it, I had a finished cube!
This is going to be such a fun way to count down the 12 days after Christmas, and keep the Christmas spirit going into the new year. I can just open the cube up to a new image each day.
This would make a great stocking stuffer gift, don’t you think?
Everybody sing it with me now… “Fiiiiiiive golllllden riiiinnnnnnnnnngs!”