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How to make an 3 sided hexaflexagon (this is awesome!!!)

A hexaflexagon is a seemingly ordinary hexagon that then flips in to 3 or 6 different sides, this guide is on the 3sides one and is super simple and includes some background information

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Here is some background info about hexaflexagons, plz take the time to watch them, they are really good videos: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VIVIegSt81k http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=paQ10POrZh8

And this video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AmN0YyaTD60 Or you can just search hexaflexagons on YouTube and click on the first 3 videos

Get a strip of paper like this, if its too short it won't work

Get a strip of paper like this, if its too short it won't work

Measure 60 degrease or eye ball it and make a fold there

Measure 60 degrease or eye ball it and make a fold there

Fold the rest of the strip back so that it makes an equilateral triangle

Fold the rest of the strip back so that it makes an equilateral triangle

Like this

Like this

Continue folding triangles

Continue folding triangles

Make the creases hard

Make the creases hard

Fold at least 9 full triangles ( the first half one doesn't count) 10 if you're using glue instead of tape

Fold at least 9 full triangles ( the first half one doesn't count) 10 if you're using glue instead of tape

If you've run out of paper before you you reach nine or 10 then your strip of paper was too short or too fat, either cut a new one, or unfold it and cut it thinner

If you've run out of paper before you you reach nine or 10 then your strip of paper was too short or too fat, either cut a new one, or unfold it and cut it thinner

If you did it correctly then they should look like a spring

If you did it correctly then they should look like a spring

Unfold it all

Unfold it all

Cut off the end bits that don't make a full triangle

Cut off the end bits that don't make a full triangle

This has 10 triangles and I've coloured the last triangle black, so if you are using tape and don't need the last triangle, u can just ignore it

This has 10 triangles and I've coloured the last triangle black, so if you are using tape and don't need the last triangle, u can just ignore it

Turn it so that the triangle ends are both pointing down (ignoring the black one )

Turn it so that the triangle ends are both pointing down (ignoring the black one )

On the third crease from the right ( the black line)

On the third crease from the right ( the black line)

Fold forward

Fold forward

Like this

Like this

Now, from the 3rd cease from the right , the line (again ignoring the black triangle)

Now, from the 3rd cease from the right , the line (again ignoring the black triangle)

Fold back

Fold back

It should look like this now

It should look like this now

Turn it around

If u r using tape skip to step 31

If u r using tape skip to step 31

If you are using glue, then put glue on the black triangle

If you are using glue, then put glue on the black triangle

Stick it down on top of the triangle under it

Stick it down on top of the triangle under it

Done

Done

If you are using tape them put tape on the edge

If you are using tape them put tape on the edge

Fold it over

Fold it over

And stick it down

And stick it down

Done

Enjoy ;)

  • Strip of paper
  • Tape or glue
  • Scissors