Check out the coolest printable ever! Grab one, color it, and glue it together to make a totally awesome flextangle!
Flextangles are super cool designs that appear as you flip it! And it’s made of paper! Kids will totally flip to see these come alive as they play with them! They could almost double as a great fidget activity.
What you need to make a flextangle
- template (I have a few options linked down below)
- printer. (I love mine!)
- markers or crayons
- pen or bone folder
Templates for Flextangles:
Just click the links to take you to the amazing creator. Each one has a download link!
- Here is a great blank flextangle one
- gorgeous flower one
- A sea turtle
- pokemon version
- Fireworks! Fun Fourth of July activity
- Frozen themed one
- Fun Patterns
How to assemble Flextangles
You just need to print out the ones you want and color them. (Although some that are in the list come already colored in!) I was trying to be mindful of what would match up on the blank template so I could make really cool designs when turning the flextangle.
You need to cut out and using a ruler and a pen or bone folder, score the lines so it’s easy to bend into place.
Most templates show you exactly where to glue. You want good glue that won’t come undone! I prefer hot glue- because it’s in my name! If you use elmer’s glue you might have to hold each section while it dries!
The first time trying to flip it can be hard. It can be tight but once you flip it a few times, it loosens up and is pretty easy! Then you can just flip and flip and flip! It’s so mesmerizing!
This craft is day 33 of our totally fun kids’ craft camp! Make sure to check out all the ideas here!