December 19, 2015
With little ones in the family, it’s difficult to resist making a couple of Flexagons and sending them off for holiday fun. The Hexaflexagon took much longer than I anticipated and I missed the deadline for posting to arrive by Christmas. At least these magical mathematical toys won’t have to compete with all the other treasures wrapped in paper and tied up with bows.
The Triflexagon has only two sides showing at one time, a front and a back, yet it has six possible designs!
The Hexaflexagon also has only two sides visible at one time, the front and the back. However, there are fifteen different patterns possible to view!
Much more fun than a cootie catcher. The flexagons won’t last very long in the hands of the children, but toys are meant to play with. I can always make them another one or teach them how to make their own.