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Make a classic Soma puzzle

Looking for a homemade gift or just a fun game. Try making this classic Soma puzzle.


  • Saw
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Tape
  • Paint or oil finish
  • 16-inch-long board, 1 inch thick and at least 3 inches wide


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.


Comments about “Make a classic Soma puzzle”

  1. nikey says:


  2. Discodude16 says:

    I gave up on the paper and made something else with the paper I used.

  3. Discodude16 says:

    Making it out of paper! I’ll tell you if it works

  4. mavro says:

    looks easy is it

  5. GoScouting! says:

    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 :-)

  6. bla10 says:

    Rubik’s Cubes are way better. I can silve a Rubiks Cube in under 30 seconds.

  7. bob says:

    Soma cubes are way more boring than Rubik’s cubes

  8. Meman says:

    Very cool

    I think this would be cool for my Webelos den but i dont know which badge it is. Please tell me if you can.


  9. MeritMan says:

    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.

  10. Delta says:

    my dad makes them so tricky that they are free and the instructions are $20

  11. super z says:

    me 12!

  12. awsome says:

    i want to make one

  13. pee wee man says:


  14. axeman says:

    its awesome

  15. skyminer707 says:

    pretty awesome!

  16. bunny says:

    I thought that it was instructions on how to build a Rubik’s cube!!!!

  17. Zephrman1 says:

    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.

  18. moyo says:

    awesome.. i would like to make one too

  19. Jay says:

    Ha Ha this is SO FUN:]

  20. ninja says:

    this is like a bedlam cube

  21. bob13 says:

    dude, this isnt very hard, it realy fun though!

  22. vgcfvhfggjhvfcvghcfdrtfc says:

    is this some sort of rubicks cube

  23. Coolaid3056 says:

    those things are easy to make and fun to play!

  24. Jake says:

    I ment very HARD.

  25. chimpdude77 says:

    i thought it wuz a rubicks cube. i wuz rong.

  26. yeah says:


    you can use that to remember how to put it together.
    you could also make this out of cardboard cubes.

  27. awsome guy7 says:

    I’m gonna make one of those…. evnushaly.

  28. Anianna says:

    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.

  29. papi chulo says:

    tht is awesome man.. i want 2 build myself 1 of those… very koool….. =)

  30. homie4eva says:

    guys….its not a rubicks cube. if it was, it would say so

  31. turtleboy1 says:

    I have seen those

  32. pmdkid says:

    isnt it called a rubicks cube?

  33. bunnyman11(archer flame yoshi) says:

    is a soma puzzle kind of like a rubix cube? or do you slide the pieces out?

  34. tigr22try y says:

    my schoolteacher made one of those in class

  35. bobjam says:

    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!

  36. revrev763 says:

    I love it it’s so awesome!

  37. Sixty year old man says:

    Oh, is this that… Rubix Cube? I could never solve it!

  38. Mad begger says:

    Me and my dad made, it’s so cool

  39. tigerrag says:

    Cool project!!!

  40. BLGirl says:

    That looks soooo cool. I could make one for my dad because he is the master of puzzles.

  41. daneil says:

    how do you print.

    • nerfsniper says:

      two ways
      A) press ALT+r
      B) hilight every thing and right click and choss print
      you are welcom

      Ps. my dad is a computer programer

  42. bookreader says:

    this is pretty cool! I just built one, I’m waiting for the glue to dry.

  43. johnnybop says:

    i have one already. i got it two years ago.

  44. nbbb says:

    its great

  45. gff says:

    I like this, going to make one for my Grandchildren.



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