I love the idea of using little paper cubes for activities in class. We see the templates for the cut and glue cubes in so many teaching books, but it always ends in a glue disaster! (At least in my class.)
A presenter at a training a few weeks ago showed us a quick and easy way to make those cubes. You can even write on them easily!!!
It might look complicated, but give it a try. You will be surprised.
All you need are envelopes. I am going to use the standard size in the photographs.
First seal the envelope. This is the worst part. I hate the taste of envelopes!
Next fold one side over about an inch.
Sorry the picture is portrait instead of landscape.
You want these cuts to be as straight as possible, so you might want to draw the line all the way across.
I can't cut a straight line to save my life.
The extra piece (the one at the end that has a fold down one side) and your measuring piece can go in the trash. You don't need them for the cube.
Now we have two continuous pieces.
You might want to come back to this step once we are finished so you know which sides of each will be showing.
No more glue disasters!