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Creating a Cuboid
Creating a Cuboid
by Richard Candy
Which of the patterns can be folded to create a full, 1x1x2 cuboid shown in the middle? Parts of the pattern must not overlap each other.
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House Unfold
House Unfold
by The Grabarchuk Family
Which pattern forms a full house when folded along the dotted lines? No parts of the patterns should overlap each other.
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Big Square Fold
Big Square Fold
by The Grabarchuk Family
You have a square sheet of paper colored on one side and white on the other. What is the fewest number of simple folds you should perform to make the biggest square colored on both sides?
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Cubed Rectangles
Cubed Rectangles
by Peter Grabarchuk
Eight possible folding patterns for a unit cube. But not all of them are correct. Find out which can be successfully folded into the cube and which cannot. A spatial challenge to train and enrich your imagination.
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Color Prism Patterns
Color Prism Patterns
by Peter Grabarchuk
It is known only two among eight colored patterns can produce two identically colored prisms when folded. Can you spot them correctly in this "2D-to-3D" folding-spatial puzzle?
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Cubed Triangles
Cubed Triangles
by Peter Grabarchuk
A shape consists of five adjacent squares and two triangles. There are some variations of the shape provided. The goal is to figure out which of them can be folded into a cube. A good exercise to train your spatial reasoning.
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Toy Strip Origami
Toy Strip Origami
by Peter Grabarchuk
Three colored strips have to be folded into three colored letters. The key idea is to keep the number of the performed folds as low as possible. Is it a challenge that would be TOY to you?
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Square to Cube
Square to Cube
by Martin Gardner
Cut out some shape from a perfect square, then apply to it some folding and get... a perfect cube. It's not squaring the circle, but could it be cubing the square?
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Strip to Cube
Strip to Cube
by Martin Gardner
A strip of six squares is not among those hexominoes that can be folded into a one-unit cube. But it's said the seventh square added to the strip may help.
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Strip to Pentagon
Strip to Pentagon
by Henry E. Dudeney
Can the rectangle coordinates provide us with a perfect pentagon? Yes, they can! Now the puzzle is to reveal how to make such a pentagon from... a simple strip.
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Fold the Sheet
Fold the Sheet
by Henry E. Dudeney
There are many ways to fold a 2x4 rectangle into a 1x1 packet. But what is the way for folding it into a packet with numbers in serial order inside?
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Funny Fold
Funny Fold
by Scott Kim
A funny C letter states it can be folded from some capital letter and only within one fold. But what letter it can be if C insists it was not a capital L?
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Triangle Folds
Triangle Folds
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Three rectangles to an equilateral triangle! Should there be any mystery or you simply have to fold them - precisely one fold for each rectangle?
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