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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Score and fold back-and-forth on all the solid lines. It’s best to make another pattern first for experience in scoring and folding. Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a tri-hexaflexagon to make.
Do this for each of the 10 triangles tempoate the tri-hexaflexagon. To make a hexaflexagon with six faces, see the Hexa-hexaflexagons craft project.
You might want to start with the pattern with numbers on each face—1, 2 and 3. This template is created to be easy to cut out, glue and fold up. Share this craft project with your hexadlexagon and family. This is the classic 3 faced hexaflexagon. There will be two pieces with 19 triangles each.
On the Stars pattern, half of the fold lines are marked on each side, so you will need to score on both sides. There will templatd one piece with twenty triangles.
As you flex the flexagon in this project, see if you can find all the possible combinations of faces. Wait for the glue to dry before flexing your flexagon.
The Dots and Triangles patterns coordinate with the dot patterns in the Geometric Solids craft project.
A well folded model will flex very smoothly with well formed faces. In fact the template has three spirals in it. Fold the flexagon to bring together three alternate corners of trmplate flexagon. When he flexed the hexagon in a certain way, a third face was revealed. Now you can carefully “flex” the hexaflexagon, exposing the four sides, one at a time.
Here is a Trihexaflexagon with a color pattern.
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To make a larger hexaflexagon, enlarge this pattern. Read all of the directions. There are many types of flexagons. The top of the flexagon will pop open if there is a new face to reveal. There should be six yellow triangles 1s on top and a blue triangle 3 to the side. The Adobe Reader is available for free.
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Choose a tri-hexaflexagon to make. The first flexagon he made was the tri-hexaflexagon.
Tetra-hexaflexagon Bonus Patterns Enlarge Tip: Gather everything you need to do the project. Fold back on the line between the yellow 3rd and blue 4th triangles 1 and 3 —four yellow triangles 1s are together now. Only 15 of the faces versions can be seen with the straight strip pattern for a hexa-hexaflexagon. The tri-hexaflexagon has three faces in three combinations.