Page 1. trihexaflexagon blank template to assemble use “simple instructions for folding a trihexaflexagon” pdf This page is a work-in-progress collection of free templates and videos about Hexaflexagons. Blank template with instructions (also a PDF version). To aid in folding and decorating the blank patterns, guides that number the faces are included on the patterns. Printable pattern for hexa-hexaflexagon.
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Share this craft project with your friends and family. The tri-hexaflexagon has three faces in three combinations. Make a place to work. Score and fold the pattern on the two dashed lines—unfold. The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the number of faces.
Gather everything you need to do the project. Try to make the cuts very straight and accurate.
Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it. If it doesn’t pop open, flatten the flexagon and try again with the other three corners. He found this to be very interesting.
Make a place tekplate work. Do this for each of the 19 triangles of the hexa-hexaflexagon. It looks like an ordinary paper hexagon with a front and a back, but hidden inside is a third side or face that can be brought to the outside by flexing the paper.
Cut equilateral triangles from poster board and tape them together in a strip. Enlarge Share this craft. Leave a little space between each triangle for easier folding. There are many types of flexagons. To make a sharp, straight fold, first score on the fold line.
The Dots pattern coordinates with the dot patterns in the Geometric Solids craft project. Pull the yellow triangle 1 forward that is behind the green triangle 2. Fold back on the line between the next 2 and 1. Read all of the directions.
Can you name them? As you flex the flexagon in this project, see if you can find all the possible combinations of faces. Cut around the two pattern pieces on the outline.
Decorate the strip following the scheme on the numbered pattern. Geometric Toys to Make. Choose a tri-hexaflexagon to make. Glue the two sides together for a double thickness. The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the number of faces. Find more crafts Hexaflexgaon more crafts by browsing the Project Index or with a search Make a double thickness by folding the pattern piece in half lengthwise and glue. Make a hexagonal box to store your hexaflexagons or give a Flexagon Boxed Set as a gift.
The hexa-hexaflexagon has six faces with 3 different arrangements each, for a total of 18 possible faces. Learn how to make a flexagon, a most fascinating geometric toy!
Learn how to make a really fun geometric toy—a six-sided, six-faced flexagon called a hexa-hexaflexagon!
How to Make a Hexa-hexaflexagon – Geometric Toys to Make – Aunt Annie’s Crafts
Patterns are Adobe PDF files. It looks like an ordinary, two-dimensional, paper hexagon with a front and a back, but hidden inside are four more sides or faces that become visible by flexing the paper.
Share this craft project with your friends and family. Make a variety of flexagons to share with your friends. There should be six 2s on top and a 1 to the side. Fold the blue triangle 3 back. Fold the flexagon to bring together three alternate corners of the flexagon. After thinking about it overnight, he constructed a hexagon that when flexed produced six different faces— hexa-hexaflexagon. To make a sharp, straight fold, first score on the fold line. In this project we make a tri-hexaflexagon—a six-sided polygon hexagon with three faces tri.
There should be six yellow triangles 1s on top and a blue triangle 3 to the side. Wait for the glue to dry before flexing your flexagon. Do this for each of the 10 triangles of the tri-hexaflexagon. Your flexagon is done! Cut templaet the pattern on the outline. Geometric Toys to Make. Patterns are Adobe PDF files. Find more crafts Find more crafts by browsing the Project Index jexaflexagon with a search Place the folded pattern with the side without glue tabs facing up, and the end with a green 2 triangle to the left.