Sooo we have one last fabulous little printable in time for Christmas for you….. we have some CHRISTMASSY FLEXTANGLES. Actually, I have a WINTER FLEXTANGLE for you, but my fellow bloggers have 4 other sets for you to choose from. Today’s Flextangle PLUS 4 others are all by Hattifant – I have shared links below to the other 4 patterns for you to visit and download for free!
Supplies needed to make your Winter Fidget Toy:
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- Printer and paper
- Coloring pens and or penciles
- Glue stick (good quality!)
- Your free printable winter fidget toy (simply add $0 at check out!)
We also have a wonderful Christmas edition exploring EMOTIONS with our special Santa Emotions Flextangle. Great when all that Christmas spirit gets just that little bit too much! Santa and snowflake are also free!
This is how you assemble your Flextangle:
Flextangles or kaleidoscopes are super fun paper toys! But they do take a little care and time to color and assemble. They are perfect for slightly older students who will love this neverending paper fidget toy. You can watch how to put one together in this video. Or follow the step by step instructions that I have added from our Santa Kaleidoscopes! If you prefer, you can also watch this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.
Step by step photo instructions
As mentioned, we have a step by step photo tutorial too. I did borrow it from our fun emotions Santa. He comes as a pair of two – the snowflake and santa. Again, a great collaboration with Hattifant!
Enjoy coloring you Santa Coloring Pages
Step 1: colour in your Santa and snowflakes!
Step 2: Carefully cut out your Santa Kaleidoscope
Create your Kaleidoscope folds – take your time over these
Step 3: make your neat DIAGONAL creases as directed on the flextangle printable – be sure to make them as neat and strong as possible. Then again diagonally in the other direction.
FLIP the paper once finished and fold the horizontal lines.
Note, that one set is folded in one direction, the other set in the opposite direction.
Final assembly of your paper fidget toy
Step 4: if the creases are made strongly and in the right direction, you should be able to now push the paper together and it will pop into the kaleidoscope form. If it is the case, add some glue and secure in place. If you are finding it difficult to “pop” the folds in place.
We have also have these Flextangle designs on following websites:
Did you enjoy these paper fidget toys? Well why not make the WHOLE set! As mentioned, this is a free paper toy collaboration with a number of fantastic bloggers and websites!
Aren’t they gorgeous? Head over to these sites for your copies!!
- a Christmas Flextangle by Hattifant (Angel & Stars)
- a Christmas Flextangle by Crafty Morning (Owl and bauble)
- a Winter Woodland Animals Flextangle on Easy Peasy and Fun (4 animals only)
- and Christmas Flextangle by Happy Hooligans (Christmas Tree & Gingerbread)
- There is also a PLAIN one to design your own flextangle over on Babble Dabble Do
If you want more wonderful Christmas Printables, check out this collection: