Craft project: Instructions and patterns for making hexa-hexaflexagons. Flexagons are folded paper polygons that have the neat feature of changing colors as. How to Make a Hexaflexagon: This is another magic pocket study tool I teach my students how to This is also an awesome lesson to use for math instruction. Easy Hexaflexagon: There are some instructions on making a hexaflexagon but I have found them (sorry to anyone with an instructables on here) not very.

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Make a place to work. Make a fold between the two: Make a double thickness by folding each pattern piece in half lengthwise and glue. You can just search up “hexaflexagon template” and you will find many templates that you can print out and cut.

Try to make the cuts very straight and accurate. Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a hexa-hexaflexagon to make. Fold the strip back along the line marked ab. You will have one extra triangle. Some sides are trickier to find than others.

Faces 1, 2, and 3 will appear more often than 4, 5, and 6. Fold equilateral triangles into your paper. Use a ruler and the empty ballpoint pen or bone folder to make an indent along the fold lines. If it doesn’t pop instrudtions, flatten the flexagon and try again with the other three corners.


Tell us more about it? A sturdier hexa-hexaflexagon can be made by taping 19 triangles together. Color the pattern template as you like with markers, colored pencils or crayons. Construct a hexahexaflexagon as follows: Not Helpful 13 Helpful 6.

Glue the two sides together for a double thickness.


You should find that there are a few more designs than you counted on! Make a diagonal fold, starting at this mark, with the long side of your strip. There are many types of flexagons. To make a sharp, straight fold, first score on the fold line. The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the number of faces. Color or paste pictures on the six different faces and flex away.

How to Make a Hexa-hexaflexagon – Geometric Toys to Make – Aunt Annie’s Crafts

You can use any type of paper. Counterclockwise from the curl of the cane and spiraling down toward the bottom of the cane, the numbers should read: Add a photo Upload error.


If instructione color-code them different colors, you might get it mixed up with other colors. There will be two pieces with 19 triangles each. Make your first triangle by marking in about one knuckle. Not Helpful insteuctions Helpful You will need to cut off the extra triangles, however. Learn how to make a really fun geometric toy—a six-sided, six-faced flexagon called a hexa-hexaflexagon! A hexahexaflexagon has six different faces.

On blank patterns, follow the Coloring Guide. Fold back on the line between the next 2 and 1.


As the sides are flexed, or moved, they reveal more surfaces than a standard hexagon would. Read all of the directions. Open your fold to reveal an equilateral triangle.

The next triangle is pointing upward: Cut equilateral triangles from poster board and tape them together in a strip. Flip over your strip.

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