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A pyramid shuffle flex only flexagon

Watch to learn how to fold a pyramid shuffle flex only flexagon

Fold a pyramid shuffle flex only flexagon

Fold the pyramid shuffle flex only flexagon by following these instructions:

  • Download the file below (templates number 11 and 12 in the flexagon booklet) which has the templates for the back and front of the paper strip that will be folded into a pyramid shuffle flex only flexagon
    (Credit: Scott Sherman for research and educational use only)

Important – there are two templates on each side for two different versions of the pyramid shuffle flex only flexagon. You can choose either – or both!

  • Print the templates using a colour printer.
  • Cut out the shapes.
  • Glue together the backs and the fronts of the flexagon, so that the paper strip is printed on both sides.
  • Crease the paper along the dashed lines, back and forth, so that the paper is flexible and easy to work. If there are solid lines on the template – cut along them.
  • Fold the adjacent 3’s together and then fold the paper strip into a hexagon.
  • Tape the first and last dashed edges together, and that’s it!

Practicing the pyramid shuffle flex

Watch the video again to practice the pyramid shuffle flex for the heptagonal flexagon (template number 12). It will take some time to learn.

You can use either template 12 or template number 11 – which is a hexagonal flexagon.

You might want to take a look at the pyramid shuffle flex explained on Scott Sherman’s website in the related links below.


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