Thursday, 22 August 2013

HexaFlexagon


Welcome to the Virtual Fridge a weekly art meme where we can hang our children's art on a virtual fridge. This meme was started by Jennifer over at A Glimpse of our Life who kindly invited three other bloggers to take turns hosting this weekly meme.

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This week Sir N and I have been playing with HexaFlexagon's.

A Flexagon is a flat geometric model constructed out of folding strips of paper to form a moveable/flexible shape.  When flexed these shapes reveal different faces/facets of the shape produced. They were discovered by Arthur Stone in 1939.

Over at Aunt Annie's Crafts you can download and print either a patterned, numbered or blank template to colour in. She also has a step by step tutorial.

My nephews school sent home a pdf link to some instructions and templates you can find HERE.


I had a little trouble with folding it so I watched this video which is a step by step on making one from a piece of blank paper without a template.





For an over view and history of the Hexaflexagon is watch this clip. She speaks very fast but it's still interresting.


I have since found out that you can make a TriHexaFlexagon which is a lot easier.

We're having a lot of fun with these.  Do you know of any other mathematical game puzzles along these lines that we could try ?

Blessings
Chareen

I invite you to take some photo's of your children's artistic pursuits put them in a post and link up with me I would love to come over and see the wonderful art your children have enjoyed doing.

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5 comments:

  1. My son recently tried origami. I'll watch the video with him and check out the links so he can try this. Thanks!

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    1. Jennifer. Some parts are not that clear. I used the video to clarify the step by step on the site I downloaded the template from

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  2. Thank you so much, Chareen!
    I love your blog! I saw your at meme discussed at TUAR and clicked over...so happy I did. What a great idea.....the virtual fridge! I grabbed your button for my sidebar too...
    I have a couple of other links that I can come back to add next week...they are videos that my son made teaching how to shape balloons and make creatures.
    I sub and followed...Looking fwd to getting to know you!

    Peace and God bless

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    1. You are welcome Chris :) Welcome to my space. What is TUAR ?

      I look forward to seeing your sons creations.

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    2. Take Up and Read..
      Willa Ryan blogs there with another lovely lady whose name right now, as I rush to type and get out the door to an appt, escapes me! sorry. I saw a link to your site there.

      God bless

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