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How to make: a hexaflexagon

Make an amazing three faced hexagon

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You will need

  • a long strip of paper a few cm wide, a printed template from here, or your own template from here.
  • glue
  • a protractor or set square

Instructions

1. Fold over the left end of the strip to make an angle of 120°.
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2. Fold the right end of the strip under the strip to make an angle of 120°. Then, tuck it over the top of the one you folded before.

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3. Cut off the extra bit of the top strip, being careful to only cut the top strip and not the bottom one.

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4. Apply glue to the overhanging area of the bottom strip (coloured in red), then fold it over and stick it down.



5. You have made a hexaflexagon! If you fold it in the right way, you will be able to open it out to reveal other faces.
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