Hexaflexagon Templates. Create your own hexaflexagons. Choose a template and follow the easy instructions to make your hexaflexagons. In her YouTube. This is the classic 3 faced hexaflexagon. This template is created to be easy to cut out, glue and fold up. This fresh design has been nicely labeled to best show . Hold the flexagon in two hands, looking down at the top face. Push three corners down and in to make three valley folds. At the same time pinch to make three.
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Fold the 1 back. There will be one piece with twenty triangles. Learn how to make a flexagon, a most fascinating geometric toy!
On blank patterns, follow the Coloring Guide. Leave a little space between each triangle for easier folding. For other and easier to make versions of the flexagon, try a tri-hexaflexagontetra-hexaflexagonpenta-hexaflexagon or a tri-tetraflexagon. Score and fold back-and-forth on all the solid lines.
There are many types of flexagons. The Adobe Reader is available for free. Back Dodecaflexagon Models Dodeca Friezes. Make a place to work.
Refold and glue together for a double thickness. Bonus Pattern Enlarge Tip: Fold the strip back on itself matching two 6s, then two 5s, then two 4s, on like this for the entire strip nine hexaaflexagon.
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Gather everything you need to do the project. Printer Paper cardstock or construction paper works well Tape or glue Instructions: Make a double thickness by folding the pattern piece in half lengthwise and glue. Carefully form the paper into a doughnut shape some of templwte triangles are folded under an opposing triangle, marked with dots. Make a variety of flexagons to share with your friends. Make A 3-D Hexaflexagon.
In fact the template has three spirals in it. If it doesn’t pop open, flatten the flexagon and try again with the other three corners. Geometric Toys to Make. Glue the two sides together for a double thickness. Make sure all the cuts and folds are exact or the hexaflexagon will not flex. Fold along each line. He had trimmed his American notebook paper to fit in his English notebook.
How to Make a Tri-hexaflexagon Read all of the steps before starting. For more about the history of flexagons, see the Flexagons project. The hexa-hexaflexagon has six faces with 3 different arrangements each, for a total of 18 possible faces. Glue the strips together by gluing the single triangles together, back-to-back.
Template for the D and last variation of the 7 faced heptahexaflexagons. Cut equilateral triangles from poster board and tape them together in a strip.
It is easiest to fold patterns that have numbers or counting dots. This flexagon is not nearly as widely known and folded, but it is almost as easy to cut out and fold up as the classic. To aid in folding and decorating the blank patterns, guides that number the faces are included on the patterns.
Join the two pieces of the hexa-hexaflexagon together to form a strip of 19 triangles. Tape or glue the middle sections first making a snake-like figurethen tape or glue the ends together by putting the proper flaps under triangles.
Template for the B and C variations of the 7 faced heptahexaflexagon. Flexagons were discovered over fifty years ago by a graduate student, Arthur Stone, playing with scraps of paper. As you flex the flexagon in this project, see if you can find all the possible combinations of faces.
Use a ruler and the empty ballpoint pen or bone folder to make an indent along the fold lines. Printouts Teemplate Music Word Wheels. To make a hexaflsxagon, straight fold, first score on the fold line. Choose a design that prints in color, or select one of the black and white patterns and use your creativity to add color and designs. It looks like an ordinary, two-dimensional, paper hexagon with a front and a back, but hidden inside are four more sides or faces that become visible by flexing the paper.
Enlarge Share this craft. Fold the blue triangle 3 back. Six sides of flexing mania!
Make A 3-D Hexaflexagon –
Fold as for other Hexaflexayon. The four faces provide opportunity for design creativity. Fold the flexagon to bring together three alternate corners of the flexagon.