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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Cut around the pattern on the outline. Take the center of these triangles and open them to reveal the face of your hexaflexagon.

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

Repeat this 19 times. Use a ruler and the empty ballpoint pen or bone folder to make an indent along the fold lines. How many different patterns can you make?

With your strip flipped so that the lower numbers are toward you, find the second set of triangles that read and All of Aunt Annie’s project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper 8. Construct a hexahexaflexagon as follows: Like a hexagon, it still has 6 sides.



Construction paper will hold the folds better than standard notebook paper. Pull the 2 forward that is behind the 3. Not Helpful 18 Helpful Leave a little space between each triangle for easier folding.

Score and fold back and forth on all the solid lines. Score and fold back-and-forth on all the solid lines.

Cut around the two pattern pieces on the outline. Make a hexagonal box to store your hexaflexagons or give a Flexagon Boxed Set as a gift. Glue the strips together by gluing the single triangles together, back-to-back. A hexaflexagon is a paper hexafoexagon that is folded from a strip of paper. Read all of the directions. They were first discovered in by Arthur Stone, who set up a Flexagon Committee to investigate their properties.

It depends on the width of the strip. Only 15 of the faces versions can be seen with the straight strip pattern for a hexa-hexaflexagon.

It is easiest to fold patterns that have numbers or counting dots. Cut a strip of paper. Choose a hexa-hexaflexagon to make.


How to Fold a Hexaflexagon: 12 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow

Not Helpful 28 Helpful Geometric Toys to Make. Colour or paste pictures on the six different faces and flex away.

A sturdier hexa-hexaflexagon can be made by taping 19 triangles together. There are many types of flexagons. I can’t really make it into a hexagon. Some sides are trickier to find than others. Penta-hexaflexagon Bonus Patterns Enlarge Tip: Yes, hexaflwxagon are many templates with different designs online.

The committee consisted of the famous Mathematicians and Physicists, B. Cut a strip of paper and mark ten equilateral triangles as shown on the left. Fold so that the triangles labelled 4 face each other, as do the triangles labelled 5 and the triangles labelled 6. You want to finish with a strip of paper that has 19 equilateral triangles. Fold and glue as in the instructions for the trihexaflexagon.

Use six different rubber stamps to decorate your numbered hexa-hexaflexagon.