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 back on the line between the yellow and blue triangles 1 and 3. The top of the flexagon will pop open if there is a new face to reveal. The Adobe Reader is available for free. Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a hexa-hexaflexagon to make.
Use a ruler and the empty ballpoint pen hexaflexxagon bone folder to make an indent along the fold lines. Both variations are folded from the same template. For more about the history of flexagons, see the Flexagons project.
Reveal hidden sides by flexing. Back Dodecaflexagon Models Dodeca Friezes. There are many types of flexagons.
Your flexagon is done! Learn how to make a flexagon, a most fascinating geometric toy! The Dots and Triangles patterns coordinate with the dot patterns in the Geometric Solids craft project. Wait for the glue to dry before flexing your flexagon. Within each folded variation, you can see the faces of the other variation. He folded the trimmed-off strips and devised the first Hexaflexagon, a flat one that had three faces this is now called a Trihexaflexagon.
To make a hexaflexagon with six faces, see the Hexa-hexaflexagons craft project. Create a a straight strip by folding all the red 4 triangle pairs over to face each other. Leave a little space between each triangle for easier folding. Cut around the pattern on the outline. To make a larger hexaflexagon, enlarge this pattern. Make a hexagonal box to store your hexaflexagons or give a Flexagon Boxed Set as a gift.
Now you have a strip of 10 triangles. Make a Hexa-hexaflexagon —it has six faces! Fold the 1 back. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.
You might want to start with the pattern with numbers on each face—1, 2 and 3. Cut around the pattern on the outline. Place the folded pattern with the side without glue tabs facing up, and the end with a green 2 triangle to hexaflexahon left.
The Dots pattern coordinates with the dot patterns in the Geometric Solids craft project.
Here is a Trihexaflexagon with a color pattern. Make one of these flexagons first before trying any of the others. Follow the folding instructions in the Flexagon project to assemble the flexagon. Be sure to check this one out – It is a celebration of all 6 hexaflexagons with 6 or less faces. Challenge – Can you V-flex from one variation to the other? Gather everything you need to do the project.
In fact the template has three spirals in it. He found this to be very interesting. A sturdier hexa-hexaflexagon can be made by taping 19 triangles together.
The Snake Heptahexaflexagon Variation A.
Color the pattern template as you like with markers, colored pencils or crayons. First, make sure all the folds are straight and all the corners are pointy.
Make a hexagonal box to store your hexaflexagons or give a Flexagon Boxed Set as a gift. Default Title Date Random. This is the classic 3 faced hexaflexagon.
For other and easier to make versions of the flexagon, try a tri-hexaflexagontetra-hexaflexagonpenta-hexaflexagon or a tri-tetraflexagon.