Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsSo, we’ve learned about magic squares, so it’s time to make a magic square flexagon. This flexagon was created by Robin Moseley, and the net can be found along with many other flexagon nets, on his great website Download the template from the link below, and follow the construction instructions from the site. This is really easy to fold - it’s just a zigzag.

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 secondsis that it is a cyclic tetra-tetra-flexagon, that cycles by alternating vertical and horizontal flexes. Isn’t this a beauty?

The magic square flexagon

Watch the video and follow the instructions to build Robin Moseley’s magic square flexagon. This flexagon features four famous magic squares created by Josep Maria Subirachs (the Sagrada family church magic square that appears as the activity image), Benjamin Franklin, Albrech Dürer and Cornelius Agrippa.

The flexagon template and more information about this cool flexagon can be found here.


Try and make other versions of magic square flexagons - and let us know if you succeed! Just take a picture of them and upload the pictures to your social media with the hashtag #FLflexagon. Then, post a link to it in the comments below.

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Flexagons and the Math Behind Twisted Paper

Weizmann Institute of Science