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by Suchitha Vishwa

Introduction

Flexagons are models, usually constructed by folding paper, that can be flexed to reveal multiple faces in a cyclic manner. Here, we make a 4 faced flexagon. Stages of Nitrogen cycle are explained using this flexagon.

Tools

    • Scissors should be handled with care

  1. Take a printout of a soil  nutrient cylce Cut along the corners to get a good rectangle If edges are not perfect , trim the edges using scissors
    • Take a printout of a soil nutrient cylce

    • Cut along the corners to get a good rectangle

    • If edges are not perfect , trim the edges using scissors

  2. Fold the rectangle along the middle lines. Take one  edge and fold it to the  mid of the central line Repeat the same for the other edge
    • Fold the rectangle along the middle lines.

    • Take one edge and fold it to the mid of the central line

    • Repeat the same for the other edge

    • Now you will get a doubled up rectangular strip

  3. Now crease along all the 10 dotted slant lines Sharply crease the dotted straight lines Sharply crease the dotted straight lines
    • Now crease along all the 10 dotted slant lines

    • Sharply crease the dotted straight lines

  4. Insert one folded  edge  which has arrow mark in to the other folded edge You will get a closed rectangle Try folding 3 corners to look like a prism
    • Insert one folded edge which has arrow mark in to the other folded edge

    • You will get a closed rectangle

    • Try folding 3 corners to look like a prism

  5. Fold half diamonds on all sides to inside and press the edge Fold  diamond-shaped petals inside on the top and bottom Fold  diamond-shaped petals inside on the top and bottom
    • Fold half diamonds on all sides to inside and press the edge

    • Fold diamond-shaped petals inside on the top and bottom

  6. Flexagon is ready and try flexing Flexagon is ready and try flexing Flexagon is ready and try flexing
    • Flexagon is ready and try flexing

    • This is a paper toy so folding should be very sharp.

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