Create your own hexaflexagons. Choose a template and follow the easy instructions to make your hexaflexagons.
In her YouTube hexaflexagons video Vi Hart folds a Trihexaflexagon (at 1:30 minutes in) and a Hexahexaflexagon (at 2:08 minutes). Check out video here
Trihexaflexagons have three faces that you find by flexing. They’re simple to make, and are a good place to begin. They’re made from a single strip of paper divided into 10 equilateral triangles.
- Hexahexaflexagons have six faces. They’re made from a single strip of paper, divided into 19 equilateral triangles.
Did you know?
Flexagons are constructed by folding strips of paper that can be flexed or folded in certain ways to reveal faces besides the two originally on the back and front. They’re usually square or rectangular (tetraflexagons) or hexagonal (hexaflexagons).
Note: A prefix is added to the name to indicate the number of faces that the model can display, including the two faces (back and front) that are visible before flexing. For example, a hexaflexagon with a total of six faces is called a hexahexaflexagon.
Follow these links to learn more about Flexagons!
The Magic of Flexagons: Manipulative paper puzzles to cut out and glue together
Book By David Mitchell
Flexagons Inside Out
Book By Les Pook