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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Cut around the two pattern pieces on the outline. Pull the 2 forward that is behind the 3. This is the hexaflexagon with the smallest number of faces where the template curls on top of itself.
All the triangles that make up a hexagon face have the same number, so color and decorate tsmplate with that in mind. Can you find them all? Choose a hexa-hexaflexagon to make. Dodecahexaflexagon Guide Here are some wonderfull dodecahexaflexagon diagrams sent to me that are intended for someone completely unfamiliar with flexagons, and also utilize an independent color organizing system alpha, beta, and gamma. Cut along the outside of the figure.
Score and fold back-and-forth on all the solid lines. Try to make the cuts very straight and accurate. The hexa-hexaflexagon has six faces with 3 different arrangements each, for a total of 18 possible faces. Make sure all the cuts and folds are exact or the hexaflexagon will not flex.
Bonus Pattern Enlarge Tip: Wait for the glue to dry before flexing your flexagon. Cut nexaflexagon the pattern on the outline. Make a variety of flexagons to share with your friends. Challenge – Can you V-flex from one variation to the other?
Score and fold back and forth on all the solid lines. 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. Within each folded variation, you can see the faces of the other variation.
To make a larger hexaflexagon, enlarge this pattern. Now try yexaflexagon find all four faces! On the Stars pattern, half of the fold lines are marked on each side, so you will need to score on both sides.
Fold the strip back on itself matching two 6s, then two 5s, then two 4s, on like this for the entire strip nine folds. Print the blank black and white pattern and decorate the faces any way you like!
Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a tri-hexaflexagon to make. Now try to find all five faces!
Share this craft project with your friends and family. Learn how to make a flexagon, a most fascinating geometric toy! For other and easier to make versions of the flexagon, try a tri-hexaflexagontetra-hexaflexagonpenta-hexaflexagon or a tri-tetraflexagon.
Carefully form the paper into a doughnut shape some of the triangles are folded under an opposing triangle, marked with dots. Find more crafts Find more crafts by browsing the Project Index or with a search Powered by Flexagon Maps. If it doesn’t pop open, flatten the flexagon and try again with the other three corners. Score and fold the pattern on the two dashed lines—unfold. One of many interesting things about this flexagon is that if you start with the E face on top and templatf F face on ….
You can then “flex” the 3-D hexaflexagon, exposing each of four six-sided faces, one at a time. After thinking about it overnight, he constructed a hexagon that when flexed produced six different faces— hexa-hexaflexagon. Fold the three sets of orange faces face-to-face, then the three sets of red faces—this forms a straight strip. There should be six yellow triangles 1s on top and a blue triangle 3 to the side. Be sure to check this one out – It is a celebration of templahe 6 hexaflexagons with 6 or less faces.
There are many types of flexagons.
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There will be two pieces with 19 triangles each. Glue the strips together by gluing the single triangles together, back-to-back. Flexagons were discovered over fifty years ago by a templage student, Arthur Stone, playing with scraps of paper.