In this instructable I will show you how to make a kaleidocycle. So, what is a kaleidocycle???
It's a folded-cut model that you can turn. And turn. And turn. It's pretty awesome, don't you think?
Step 1: What do you need?
To make a kaleidocycle you will need the following:
- clear tape
- triangle/protractor/ruler (don't know what it's called)
Step 2: Drawing dots
We're going to start by drawing. Start in the corner of the paper. Take your triangle and start with drawing two dots, the first one at a height of 2 centimeter, the second one at a height of 4 centimeter. Then, measuring from the corner, draw a dot 4 centimeters sideways. Do this also for 8 and 12 centimeters. Measuring from the dots you just drew, draw dots at 2 and at 4 centimeters heigh.
Step 3: Connecting the dots
Make lines between the dots as shown on the pictures.
Also shown in the pictures is how to make the upper triangles.
Step 4: Cut it out
Cut out your shape.
Step 5: Folding
Fold all your lines to the back to make mountainfolds. Unfold again.
Step 6: Tape
Now we can put it together. Take a piece of tape and put it on the paper as shown. Repeat this for the other two triangles.
Put the flaps from the one side in the pockets on the other side and tape that together also.
Step 7: Turn it!!!
It's finished now, so you can go and have some fun! It also is a great stress releaver :)
A thank you to my dad, who held the kaleidocycle while I was making my GIF, and to mikeasaurus, who made and instructable about how to make GIF's.