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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The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the number of faces. There should be six 2s on top and a 1 to the side.

Try to make the cuts very straight and accurate. In this project we templahe a tri-hexaflexagon—a six-sided polygon hexagon with three faces tri. On the Stars pattern, half of the fold lines are marked on each side, so you will need to score on both sides.

Pull the yellow triangle 1 forward that is behind the green triangle 2. Use a ruler and the empty ballpoint pen or bone folder to make an indent along the fold lines. He found this to be very interesting.


Fold back on the line between the yellow and blue triangles 1 and 3.


Default Title Date Random. Glue the strips together by gluing the single triangles together, back-to-back. Make sure all the cuts and folds are exact or the hexaflexagon will not flex. The four faces provide opportunity for design creativity.

Penta-hexaflexagon Bonus Patterns Enlarge Tip: Do this for each of the 10 triangles of the tri-hexaflexagon. The Dots pattern coordinates with the dot patterns in the Geometric Solids craft project. Six sides of flexing mania!

This flexagon is a bit more challenging than the others on this page to make due to the more complex template. Gather everything you need to do the project. Sports Related Beginning Readers Books. Regular notebook paper is too flimsy to make a good hexaflexagon – stiff paper like cardstock makes a workable 3-D hexaflexagon.

Search the Enchanted Learning website for: Make a place to work. The hexaflexagon was invented in by the Princeton University graduate student Arthur H.

Fold the blue triangle 3 back. Fire and Wood Heptahexaflexagon Variation D. Leave a little space between each triangle for easier folding.

Fold back on the line between the next 2 and 1.


Find more crafts Find more crafts by browsing the Project Index or with a search After thinking about it overnight, he constructed a hexagon that when flexed produced six different faces— hexa-hexaflexagon. The Adobe Reader is available for free. The first flexagon he made was the tri-hexaflexagon. Make a hexagonal box to store your hexaflexagons or give a Flexagon Boxed Set hexaflexwgon a gift.


The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the hexalfexagon of faces. All the triangles that make up a hexagon face have the same number, so color and decorate them with that in mind.

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Templtae aid in folding and decorating the blank patterns, guides that number the faces are included on the patterns. There will be two pieces with 19 triangles each. For more about the history of flexagons, see the Flexagons project. It’s best to make another pattern first for experience in scoring and folding.

Make a variety of flexagons to share with your friends. To make a larger hexaflexagon, enlarge this pattern. Cut around the pattern on the outline. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.

Learn how to make a flexagon, a most fascinating geometric toy!