This shape can be created by weaving together four loops.
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Step 1: Materials

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Four strips of material and some clips.
I used construction paper cut into strips 12in long and 1.5in wide.

Step 2: First Loop

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The first loop is the simplest. Just staple the two ends together.

Step 3: Second Loop

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The second loop links through the first loop.

Step 4: Third Loop

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The third loop is woven into the first two. I check the positioning on one side first making sure they all dive the same direction. I clip this shape together and line up the other side before stapeling. I then unclip to check that I got the weaving right. If it is woven correctly it will fall apart into the linkage shown below (if not it will look like more like a triangular prism).

Step 5: Fourth Loop

I realign the weaving and repin one side before moving on to the fourth loop. The fourth loop weaves over and under along the equator of the shape (try to weave under the pieces that want to pull inward and over the ones that pull outward). Once the shape is established the pins can be removed and the two ends of the fourth loop can be stapled together. Enjoy.

Going farther:
I've also made a smaller version with strips that half the width and go around twice (thereby eliminating staples). Using 3 times the strips at 1/3 the width I also made a more complex weave. I presume that increasingly complex weaves could be created indefinitely.
Ruprechtarne2 months ago

Fantastic timepass

mukena4 months ago

That is cool.

redwolfboy1 year ago
Did you do this during work?
dieginho122 years ago
jesse.hensel (author)  dieginho122 years ago
canida2 years ago
Cool shape. And hi Jesse!!!
manojsodan2 years ago
Nice activities I try this task but does't success in this activities.
mpenaman2 years ago
that reminds me of goemrty origami
azharz2 years ago
Cuboctahedron rocks!
jesse.hensel (author)  azharz2 years ago
It is currently my favorite shape.
jesse.hensel (author) 2 years ago
These two youtube videos show different techniques for producing the same shape. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPklUjIAxjA
kcli2 years ago
I gotta try this...looks like fun!
rimar20002 years ago
jesse.hensel (author) 2 years ago
You are welcome
sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks for sharing!