Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Flexagons and Flexagon Treatments
 
Flexagons are fascinating manipulative toys made from folded strips of paper which, when flexed, change shape and pattern in remarkable ways.

Flexagon treatments are presentations of a flexagon which turn them into puzzles, entertaining novelties or magical effects

 
 
 
  Name: Black Hole (3x2) - flexagon that opens up to a square ring.

Paper type / shape: Custom.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Diagrams: Online diagrams are available in the pdf Flexagons and Flexigation on the Flexagons page of this site.

 
  Name: Double Cross Flexagon - puzzle treatment of the 3-state bi-linear tetraflexagon.

Paper type / shape: Custom.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1998

Diagrams: The Magic of Flexagons - David Mitchell - Tarquin - ISBN 1-899618-28-7

 
  Name: Hidden Aces Flexagon - puzzle treatment of a flexagon probably first discovered by Robert E Neale.

Paper type / shape: Custom.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1998

Diagrams: The Magic of Flexagons - David Mitchell - Tarquin - ISBN 1-899618-28-7

 
  Name: Ribbon Release Trick - magical effect in which a threaded ribbon is released from a flexagon by flexing it.

Paper type / shape: Custom.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Diagrams: Online diagrams are available in the pdf Flexagons and Flexigation on the Flexagons page of this site.

 
  Name: Windmill Flexagon - lateral thinking / manipulation puzzle based on a non-twisted flexagon from a square.

Paper type / shape: Square

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1996

Diagrams: Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 // BOM 217 - December 2002 - Solution BOM 218 // Paperfolding Puzzles (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-5-6