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. Blank template with instructions (also a PDF version). hexaflexagon-template- blank. Fidget Spinner design: hexaflexagon-fidget-spinner-color-template. (Go to Flexagon Party Organizer’s Kit). Hexaflexagon Templates. Create your own hexaflexagons. Choose a template and follow the easy instructions to make .

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Fold the flexagon to bring together three alternate corners of the flexagon. The Dots and Triangles patterns coordinate with the dot patterns in the Geometric Solids craft project. Fold the flexagon to bring together three alternate corners of the flexagon. When he flexed the hexagon in a certain way, a third face was revealed.

Try to make the cuts very straight and accurate. To make a sharp, straight fold, first score on the fold line. Six sides of flexing mania! Make a place to work.

It looks like an ordinary paper hexagon with a front flexxgon a back, but hidden inside is a third side or face that can be brought to the outside by flexing the flecagon. There will be two pieces with 19 triangles each. The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the number of faces.


On the Equilateral triangle patterns, the fold lines are thicker than the lines for the individual, smaller triangles.

Can you find them all? Make a variety of flexagons to share with your friends. Scoring makes it easier to fold.

Fold back on the line between the third flexxagon fourth triangles 2 and 1 —four 2s are together now. By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. Score and fold back and forth on all the solid lines.

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Can you name them? You might want to start with the pattern with numbers on each face—1, 2 and 3.

There will be one piece with twenty triangles. Fold two triangles together so that the fold goes toward the inside of the flexagon. Gather everything you need to do the project.

For more about the history of flexagons, see the Flexagons project. Now you have a strip of 10 triangles. Cut around the pattern on the outline. Make one of these flexagons first before trying any of the others. It is easiest to fold patterns that have numbers or counting dots. The tri-hexaflexagon has three rlexagon in three combinations. Try to make the cuts very straight and accurate.

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There are many different types of flexagons that can be made. Flexagons are folded paper polygons that have the neat feature of changing faces as they are flexed. Wait for the glue to dry before flexing your flexagon.


Glue the strips together by gluing flexafon single triangles together, back-to-back. Download and print the pattern. Fold the three sets of orange faces face-to-face, then the three sets of red faces—this forms a straight strip. You can make flexagons with different numbers of sides and patterns. Now try to find all five faces! Print a blank flexagon template. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.

Flip the entire paper over and count four triangles from the left side of the template.