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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Flexagons are folded paper polygons that have the neat feature of changing faces as they are flexed.

The Dots pattern coordinates with the dot patterns in the Geometric Solids craft project. Flexagons were discovered over fifty years ago by a graduate student, Arthur Stone, playing with scraps of paper. Fold back on the line between the yellow and blue triangles 1 and 3.

A hexaflexagon also called a kaleidocycle is a folded geometric figure that can be “flexed” to expose many sides. Print the blank black and white pattern and decorate the faces any way you like!

Patterns are Adobe PDF files. Can you name hexxaflexagon All of Aunt Annie’s project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper 8.

Pull the 2 forward that is behind the 3. This is the hexaflexagon with the smallest number of faces that will fold up into two flexagons with different Tuckerman state diagrams.


Template for the D and last variation of the 7 faced heptahexaflexagons. Cut equilateral triangles from poster board and tape them together in a strip. To make a sharp, straight fold, first score on the tempoate line.

Fold the blue triangle 3 back. Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a tri-hexaflexagon to make. Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a hexa-hexaflexagon to make. Color the pattern template as you like with markers, colored pencils or crayons.


Glue the strips together by gluing the single triangles together, back-to-back. The top of the flexagon will pop open if there is a new face to reveal. Glue the two sides together for a double thickness. Hexaflexaogn the pattern lengthwise on the dashed line. Fold the flexagon to bring together three alternate corners of the flexagon. On blank patterns, follow the Coloring Guide. Cut along the outside of the figure.

Fire and Wood Heptahexaflexagon Variation D. As you flex the flexagon in this project, see if you can find all the possible combinations of faces. Be sure to check out the “G” and Sunday face on both variations. You can then “flex” the 3-D hexaflexagon, exposing each of four six-sided faces, one at a time. Now you should be able to see five yellow triangles 1s.

There will be two pieces with 19 triangles each. Your flexagon is done!

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Search the Enchanted Learning website for: For other and easier to make versions of the flexagon, try a tri-hexaflexagontetra-hexaflexagonpenta-hexaflexagon or a tri-tetraflexagon. The Dots and Triangles patterns coordinate with the dot patterns in the Geometric Solids craft project.

Tape or glue the middle sections tenplate making a snake-like figurethen tape or glue the ends together by putting the proper flaps tdmplate triangles. Tetra-hexaflexagon Bonus Patterns Enlarge Tip: Fold back on the line between the next 2 and 1.

Can you find them all?