Boy Mama: How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Giant Die

We recently finished this carton of Goldfish Crackers and I just couldn’t bear the thought of throwing the empty container in the trash.  It was just begging to be made into something. So I decided that I would show you how to make a giant cube for a die from a paper carton like this one. You can also use a milk or juice carton.

What you need:

  • empty paper carton
  • scissors
  • a ruler
  • glue
  • contact paper
  • paper of your choosing to cover the carton
Mama’s Directions:
  1. Clean out your carton and make sure it is dry and smell free.
  2. Cut the top off the carton as shown below.
  3. Using your ruler, measure the width of your carton (mine measured 5.5 inches)
  4. Beginning at the bottom of the carton, measure up the same distance as the width (mine was 5.5 inches from the bottom of the carton).
  5. Draw a line at that point on all 4 sides of the carton.
  6. Cut each corner from the top of the container to the lines you drew.
  7. Fold along the lines so you now have 4 tabs.
  8. Fold and tape the tabs in place.
  9. You now have a completed cube.
  10. Measure 6 squares of your chosen paper big enough to cover each side of the cube. (I measured and cut 6 squares that measured 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches).
  11. Glue the squares on each side of the cube.
  12. Optional: I did not like the raw edges so I covered them as well with some extra paper.
  13. Cover the entire cube with contact paper or packing tape.
How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 2- cut off the top of the container

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 3- measure

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton container

step 4- measured

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 5- measure and draw the line around the container

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 5- draw a line around the container at the measured point

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton container

step 6- cut from the top of the container to the line on all four corners

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 7- fold all sides along the lines

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 8- fold the tabs in and tape them in place

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 9- your cube is now completed

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 10- measure the paper to cover all sides

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 11- cover all sides with paper

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 12- optional- cover the edges of the cube

How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

step 13- cover the entire cube with contact paper or packing tapes

Your giant cube/die is done!  

Now, read our post, 30 Things to do With a Giant Die, to see what you can do with it!

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