DESIGNING AND MAKING A "FLEXAGON"
In geometry, flexagons are flat models made from folded strips of card that can be folded, or flexed, to reveal a number of hidden faces. They are amusing toys but have also caught the interest of mathematicians.
foldplay.com allows you to freely make your own flexagon "kaleidocycle" using your own photos. Scroll down this page for illustrated instructions
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SHIVA Charity promoting education in Nepal and Sri Lanka
Score ALL vertical and diagonal lines to make it easier to fold later.
Cut, so you finish with this shape.
Fold ALL the scored lines
The white triangles need to be folded with a downwards "valley fold" and tucked under the opposite printed triangles. The are then glued as shown below.
The two white ends are glued inside and stuck together.
They are glued again on the outside and stuck to the other emd of the flexagon.
Allow the glue to dry, and your flexagon (kaleidocycle) is ready to use!