Kaleidocycles, definetely on the top list of our paper toys. They are also quite often called Flextangles! Let’s get crafty!
(For the tutorial please scroll further down!)
I recently came across these amazing hexagon shaped paper figures that one can swirl around and new pictures appear and old ones reappear endlessly. Our little ones were just as fascinated. Hence, Hattifant produced its very own – Hattifant’s Kaleidocycles.
And here are our Hattifant designs
NEW: Christmas & Winter Kaleidocycles
Before I show you how to make one yourself, here is an amazing link to share with you. Oh no, please don’t worry, I do not earn any money with it. But it’s just too cool not to be shared. It is such a great idea. On Foldplay you can upload your own art and images to make a truly unique Kaleidocycle: your very own!!! Check it out!
And here is how it’s done:
- Print out of your favorite design (click on images above to download)
- scoring tool (I use an old pen that doesn’t write anymore!!!)
- tape (one sided and two sided) or glue
- (colour pens in case you choose a particular couloring in design)
Print off design, (colour in) and cut out the toy.
Score all vertical and diagonal lines for easier folding afterwards.
Listen to audiobooks while coloring and crafting! That’s what I do when creating these crafts! Love it! 😉
Fold the vertical lines.
Now turn the toy towards the “back side” and find the ends (hills) that will be glued onto the “glue” part.
Tape or glue sides together. I found it easier using double sided tape for the insides.
It will now look like this !
Now only the ends will have to be put together. Again you can either glue or tape. I stuck the ends into the other end of the “snake” and taped it on both sides.
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, please don’t hesitate to drop a line! I always love to hear from you! It makes my day! 😉
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