Recently I wanted to make a birthday card for a 50th birthday and as I was still thinking ‘Flexy’ I decided to create a crochet Hexaflexagon to add to the card.
The high cost of ink for an inkjet printer means that I now have a monochrome laser printer and so the colour has been added by hand with coloured pencils.
The message is a clue to what they will find when they have a play.
(The recipient understood the nature of a hexaflexagon.)
And this is what there was to find.
There are three sides and two arrangements of each side. So I was half hoping they would find the disarranged version first, to add to the fun.
Here you can see a diagram of how you can move from one view to another.
Left and right views are opposite sides at any stage, the up and down arrows show how you can flex from one view to the other. you can alternate between three sides at a time indefinitely.
I am thinking of adding the pattern for the Hexaflexagon and creating an ebook.