OK, I know I promised a certain 3rd grade friend that I would post this a WHILE ago, but things got a little busy round here! Anyway, better late than never! This project is so much fun because you can play with it after you have made it, and you can be as creative as you like decorating the face, and even the inside of the mouth if you like!
Have fun, and watch out for your fingers!
Here is a video for how to assemble the hexahedron (sometimes called a Toshie’s jewel) made from sonobe units. I highly recommend sacrificing the first 3 units you make by clearly drawing on the mountain folds. This might seem a little tedious, but is very helpful when moulding the units into shape in your hands.
Remember to pause the video if you need a little extra time, or rewind sections of it to see them again.
I am teaching sonobe units in our third grade classes this week, and brought in a sonobe globe to show everyone. If you would like to make one of these, here is the link:
This is not a live link, so you will need to copy and paste it in the browser window to go to it.
You will need to print out the pages, and then cut them out so that they are all squares, and then assemble the cube just the same way we assembled it in class, but this time you will have to make sure that countries and continents match up!