Playing with transformations of a simple cube or plain sheet of paper using generative forming and folding is an exercise performed by first-year students at the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology in classes on single-family house design. The purpose of this architectural exercise is the search for inspiration and to stimulate students’ creative thinking. It is a kind of initiation for young people who from the school bench in high school go to study architecture. Young people surprise themselves with their inventiveness and creative maturity while maintaining a fresh outlook. How to use this potential? What tools can be used in teaching so that they can effectively assimilate new ways of working and master new tools? How can we help the adepts of the profession to find the moment of transition to a higher level of creative initiation and how can we motivate them towards further research? The first year of study at the Faculty of Architecture is a very important experience for young people and a responsible task for teachers.