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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The numbered patterns are geared towards classroom use. Gather everything you need to do the project. Fold the pattern lengthwise on the dashed line.
It is easiest to fold patterns that have numbers or counting dots. When he flexed the hexagon in a certain way, a third hexfalexagon was revealed. If it doesn’t pop open, flatten the flexagon and try again with the other three corners.
Use a ruler and the empty ballpoint pen or bone folder to make an indent along the fold lines.
How to Make a Hexa-hexaflexagon – Geometric Toys to Make – Aunt Annie’s Crafts
Now you have a strip of 10 triangles. Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a tri-hexaflexagon to make. Decorate the strip following the scheme on the numbered pattern. Cut around the two pattern pieces on the outline. On the Equilateral triangle patterns, the fold lines are thicker than the lines for the individual, smaller triangles.
Can you find them all? Download and print the pattern. In this project we make a hexa-hexaflexagon—a six-sided polygon hexagon with six faces hexa. Cut equilateral triangles from poster board and tape them together in a strip. Glue the strips together by gluing the single triangles together, back-to-back.
Patterns are Adobe PDF files. In this project we make a tri-hexaflexagon—a six-sided polygon hexagon with three faces tri. Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a hexa-hexaflexagon to make. Penta-hexaflexagon Bonus Patterns Enlarge Tip: Your flexagon is done!
The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the number of faces. Try to make the cuts templare straight and accurate. Now you should be able to see five yellow triangles 1s. Geometric Toys to Make. On the Stars pattern, half of the fold lines are marked on each side, so you will need to score on both sides.
Join the two pieces of the hexa-hexaflexagon together to form a strip of 19 triangles. He found this to be very interesting. The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the number of faces. After thinking about it overnight, he constructed a hexagon that when flexed produced six different faces— hexa-hexaflexagon. Follow the folding instructions in the Flexagon project to assemble the flexagon. Wait for the glue to dry before flexing your flexagon. Try to make the cuts very straight and accurate.
The first flexagon he made was the tri-hexaflexagon. Make hexaflexagln place to work. Enlarge Share this craft. Fold the three sets of orange faces face-to-face, then the three sets of red faces—this forms a straight strip. The tri-hexaflexagon has three faces in three combinations. Choose a design that prints in color, or select one of the black and white patterns and use your creativity to add color and designs. Fold the flexagon to bring together three alternate corners of the flexagon.
Choose a hexa-hexaflexagon to make. Fold back on the line between the yellow and blue triangles 1 and 3. Color the pattern template as you like with markers, colored pencils or crayons. There should be six 2s on top and a 1 to the side. Enlarge Share this craft.
The hexa-hexaflexagon has six faces with 3 different arrangements each, for a total of 18 possible hexaflexaton. For more about the history of flexagons, see the Flexagons project.
Now try to find all four faces! Do this for each of the 10 triangles of the tri-hexaflexagon. Color the pattern template as you like with markers, colored pencils or crayons.
Use six different rubber stamps to decorate your numbered hexa-hexaflexagon. As you flex the flexagon in this project, see if you can find all the possible combinations of faces.
How to Make a Flexagon – Geometric Toys to Make – Aunt Annie’s Crafts
Place the folded pattern with the side without glue tabs facing up, and the end with a green 2 triangle to the left. It’s best to make another ehxaflexagon first for experience in scoring and folding. Use a ruler and the empty ballpoint pen or bone folder to make an indent along the fold lines. Share this craft project with your friends and family.