Fred Benitez
Educational Technologist

Cubeecraft: Paper Characters

Project Published 5/14/15 Last updated on 6/9/19

I first used cubeecraft for downloading and printing characters from their website and to display around my teacher desk. I quickly realized just how fascinated my students were by them. I started by implementing these little guys into my classroom/print shop safety lesson. After we went over guidelines for using exacto knives and print settings, I allowed my students to print, cut and fold their cubeecrafts. Then one day, I had a student ask if he could create his own character! Lucky for us, cubeecraft had a standard template to use. This would become one of the most popular projects in my class and it teaches students on many different design levels.

Check out the website to get an idea of what they have, and try it out for yourself first.

Then use the template attached to let your students design their own character!

Age Levels
1+ Day
ISTE Standards
Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer


color printer

exacto knife

cutting boards

* If printed and cut correctly, you shouldn't even need tape! 

CC License
5 / 5 • 7 Ratings

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Joanne Mignone

Posted on 1/20/20 6:54:31 AM Permalink

​This has some great applications for Illustration students. Thanks for sharing

Christina Zientek

Posted on 1/7/20 4:42:17 PM Permalink

​I love Cubeecraft!! I do another version of this called Paper Ninja, and the results I've received are amazing. LOVE THIS!

donna fraser

Posted on 4/3/19 5:47:05 PM Permalink

​Great idea....I introduced the idea to my students, they love it. I may have them take photos of themselves, live trace the image and create a cubeecraft of their own face.

Fred Benitez

Posted on 4/3/19 6:07:36 PM Permalink

Awesome, I'd love to see those! I had one student who pasted his different designs on each piece so it was like a cubeecraft portfolio!

donna fraser

Posted on 4/16/19 6:56:29 PM Permalink

that is interesting.​

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 12/6/18 6:18:54 AM Permalink

​Thanks for Sharing

Dr. Ahmed Belal

Sir Shafiq

Posted on 4/17/17 8:12:32 PM Permalink

Good Job done!​

Jesus De Dios

Posted on 5/29/15 4:16:05 PM Permalink

Great! Thanks Fred.