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How To Make Paper Dice (with Free Printable!)
How to make paper dice with your kids.
Games are an amazing way for kids to learn. Taking turns, counting, strategy. And an important part of games is dice.
Dice alone are great ways to learn. Counting, number recognition, addition and subtraction. All of the number sense skills come out with dice. Don’t stop with numbers. You can put any symbol that you want on dice.
The problem can be finding dice that have what you need on them. Or finding the dice that you have in the jumble of toys in the playroom.
That doesn’t have to be an issue though. You can print up your own dice and make exactly what you need when you need it.
Here is how to make paper dice at home with a free printable pattern.
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This is a super easy fix if you need dice with specific markings or just don’t want to buy one.
- Printable Dice Pattern
Step one is to print out the pattern.
If you want to work on scissor skills with your child, this is a great chance for them to help out. Do know that the dice will be easiest to make and will roll best if the lines are cut straight.
You want to cut out the entire pattern.
Write in your numbers or symbols on the six big squares. This is a great chance to let your child color and personalize the dice!
Then fold the dice in on itself on the interior lines. Use the flaps to tape or glue your dice together.
It’s that easy! I will say that an adult will probably need to help with the taping. It can be hard for little hands to hold everything in place. But once that is done you are ready for all the math games you can think of!
(And who knows, maybe it will get your kiddos interested in learning more about origami! )
Make simple paper dice at home for games and great math learning activities!
- Print dice template.
- Cut along the exterior lines.
- Draw your numbers or symbols on the squares.
- Fold along the interior lines to shape the cube.
- Glue the tabs to hold the dice together.
Click here to get the printable to make the dice at home!
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Printable Dice Template (How to Make Paper Dice)
Published: Nov 19, 2022 by Molly · This post may contain affiliate links.
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This printable dice template lets you make dice to play your favorite games even if you don't have any real dice on hand. Here we'll show step by step you how to make a paper dice.
We have lots of fun printable roll a dice games here on our site, but realized that you may not have a pair of real dice on hand.
So we came up with a quick and easy solution. Printable dice! Our dice template makes it super easy to grab, print and fold your dice in only a few minutes.
Leaving you lots of time to play your favorite games.
These will come in handy for all sorts of fun printable activities.
We even include a blank dice template so you can create your own custom dice if have something creative in mind.
The Printable Paper Dice Templates
We have six different dice templates so that you can find just the right one for your needs.
We have larger printable dice that measure about 2 inches wide when assembled.
The first one is a printer friendly black and white version.
And since my kids love ALL things rainbows, we created a fun bright colorful template as well.
And if you're feeling extra creative, we have a blank dice printable template so that you can fill the spaces with any type of shapes or designs you like or need.
This one is good for printing on colored paper and adding white punch-out holes or stickers to it. Kids will love creating their own custom dice to play with.
The blank ones are also great for creating your own dice game with, or creating fun math games.
And if you need a smaller printable paper dice template we have these ones, that measure to 1.2-inch cube when assembled.
They're just smaller versions of the three larger templates above.
How to Make Paper Dice
First, grab and print out the dice template. You'll find it at the end of this tutorial.
You'll also need either tape or craft glue to hold the cube shape together.
You can choose from one of the three templates that we provide.
The PDF file will come with all 6 dice in one file. So I suggest when printing, select the actual page number of the one you want and just print that one out.
It'll save you paper and ink.
Then cut the template out around the solid lines. Don't cut through the dotted areas.
You'll end up with a shape like this.
The fold the tabs on the dotted lines one a flat surface to make sure you create a nice sharp fold.
Then start folding the shape up to make a cube. Here's a step by step video to assemble the paper dice from Just the Art Teacher.
For more durable paper dice, I recommend using cardstock to print out your templates. This will make for a sturdier cube shape and they will last much longer.
Grab the Dice Printable Templates
To grab the free printables, put your email in the box below. We'll send the template straight to your inbox.
This is for personal or classroom use only, please. Not for commercial use. Thank you!
What will you be using your DIY dice for? Let us know in the comments and give others some good ideas!
November 22, 2022 at 4:15 pm
How do I get the 3 dice? I don't see the link to get them?
November 23, 2022 at 12:46 am
You can grab them by putting your email in the pink box above. It wasn't working right a bit ago but we fixed the problem. Sorry about that!
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Step one is to print out the pattern. If you want to work on scissor skills with your child, this is a great chance for them to help out. Do know that the dice will be easiest to make and will roll best if the lines are cut straight. You want to cut out the entire pattern. Write in your numbers or symbols on the six big squares.
How to Make Paper Dice First, grab and print out the dice template. You'll find it at the end of this tutorial. You'll also need either tape or craft glue to hold the cube shape together. You can choose from one of the three templates that we provide. The PDF file will come with all 6 dice in one file.