Just in time for Father's Day...
Here is a tutorial for a soft and squishy Rubik's Cube!
It could be used as a stress-relief squeezer, desktop decor at the office, a pincushion, or -- the ultimate --
a pair of Fuzzy Rubik's Cubes for Dad's rearview mirror!!
~ Rubik's Cube (for reference)
~ Stickers (for labeling your cube)
~ Six 4" squares black fabric per cube (I used quilt-weight cotton)
~ Nine 7/8" squares each of red, yellow, green, blue, orange, and white felt per cube
~ 3" cube of high-density foam OR polyester stuffing per cube
~ black shoelace (if making rearview mirror cubes)
~ freezer paper
~ clear monofilament thread
STEP ONE: Mix up your cube until you like the pattern/color combination for each side. Using your stickers, label each side. (If we're going to make a Rubik's Cube, we are going to do it ACCURATELY!) I labeled my sides 1-4, the top 5, and the bottom 6.
black square. Center them carefully to achieve those Rubik's-esque black lines in between the colored squares.
For (very!) detailed instructions on sewing your cube together, see steps 4-12 in my I-Spy Blocks/Storytelling Dice Tutorial.
If you are making a pair of rearview mirror cubes, simply cut a length of shoelace (mine was about 8"), knotting each end to avoid unraveling, and poke one end into the corner of each of your cubes before you finish sewing it closed. Sew through the knot in the shoelace to secure it.
Even though they aren't functional as actual Rubik's Cubes, they are actually a LOT of fun to play with -- especially the high-density foam version. I love to chuck them as hard as possible at the floor and watch them bounce!