Make a classic Soma puzzle
Looking for a homemade gift or just a fun game. Try making this classic Soma puzzle.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Wood glue
- Paint or oil finish
- 16-inch-long board, 1 inch thick and at least 3 inches wide
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Step 1: Cut 27 1-inch-cube blocks
Step 2: Sand each piece
Step 3: Assemble and glue the 7 separate shapes A through G as shown. Use tape to hold the pieces together until they are dry.
Step 4: After the glue dries, remove tape and do a final sanding of the 7 puzzle pieces.
Step 5: Oil or paint the shapes.
See if you can assemble the pieces into a cube. In addition to building the cube, you can click here to learn to make other Soma structures.
THE SECRET TO BUILDING THE CUBE
I gave up on the paper and made something else with the paper I used.
Making it out of paper! I’ll tell you if it works
looks easy is it
This is my all-time favorite puzzle. There are dozens and dozens of different puzzles to try, not just the cube, so this is far more intuitive than that ‘other’ cube 🙂
“That Other Cube” is the most popular puzzle in the world
Rubik’s Cubes are way better. I can silve a Rubiks Cube in under 30 seconds.
Soma cubes are way more boring than Rubik’s cubes
I think this would be cool for my Webelos den but i dont know which badge it is. Please tell me if you can.
This is cool, even though it isn’t a Rubik’s Cube, it is a good puzzle for PARTIES! And to out-smart the teacher.
my dad makes them so tricky that they are free and the instructions are $20
i want to make one
I thought that it was instructions on how to build a Rubik’s cube!!!!
thats what i thought too!
I made my own in a school class it doesn’t look that good because we didn’t have equal peices. This would have helped a while ago.
awesome.. i would like to make one too
Ha Ha this is SO FUN:]
this is like a bedlam cube
dude, this isnt very hard, it realy fun though!
is this some sort of rubicks cube
those things are easy to make and fun to play!
I ment very HARD.
i thought it wuz a rubicks cube. i wuz rong.
chimp,It said soma puzzle.
you can use that to remember how to put it together.
you could also make this out of cardboard cubes.
I’m gonna make one of those…. evnushaly.
For the younger cub scouts who don’t have access to a saw, you can purchase the cubes from hobby shops and craft stores. Michael’s is an excellent source for wooden shapes, including cubes.
you can also buy these
tht is awesome man.. i want 2 build myself 1 of those… very koool….. =)
guys….its not a rubicks cube. if it was, it would say so
I have seen those
isnt it called a rubicks cube?
dude….its not a rubicks cube. if it was, it would say so
is a soma puzzle kind of like a rubix cube? or do you slide the pieces out?
my schoolteacher made one of those in class
This rocks! I’ll be doing this every single day! Even my cats love this! Someday I’d like to do this again and again and again!
I love it it’s so awesome!
Oh, is this that… Rubix Cube? I could never solve it!
Me and my dad made, it’s so cool
That looks soooo cool. I could make one for my dad because he is the master of puzzles.
how do you print.
A) press ALT+r
B) hilight every thing and right click and choss print
you are welcom
Ps. my dad is a computer programer
this is pretty cool! I just built one, I’m waiting for the glue to dry.
i have one already. i got it two years ago.
I like this, going to make one for my Grandchildren.