Hexagon from a Square or Rectangle: Instructions

Folder:
Difficulty Level:
Simple
Model type:
Basic techniques
Paper ratio:
Non-square Rectangle

Origami Basics: Hexagon

flower diagrams

its better to fold a hexagon out of rectangular paper because for the hexagon from the square, you get an extra diagonal crease. By the way, have you folded the flower yet?

I also prefer the method for the rectangle

Actually, no, I haven't folded that flower yet. I just like the style of diagramming, and it includes a section on how to get a hexagon. I agree that the method for getting a hexagon from a rectangle is preferable, which I also somewhat note in the video. However, I think it's helpful to see both methods and then pick the one that's appropriate for the sheet of paper at hand.

-- Sara

Rectangular folding

I would find it much easier to just make a square from the rectangle and fold the hexagon from that. Using and making the two diagonal creases and the horizontal so it becomes |X| with the extra cut off.

I see it the other way round

Actually, I prefer the folding sequence for the rectangle. So I personally would probably first make a rectangle out of the square, and then get that hexagon. :p
That's just because the folding sequence for the square produces some creases that you probably won't need, whereas the one for the rectangle just needs quite usable creases.

-- Sara

i tried your method, it works though, but i'm really bad at this. thanks for the help!

Another way to make an hexagon

Hi Sara,

I really loved your site and your videos, completely easy to learn!! But I had tried to make the hexagon as your video, and it was an disaster. xD
I looked others ways to make it, and I found them on this site: http://oqueemeuenoss...

It was just to share, because I thought this model easier http://2.bp.blogspot...

Sorry for the english. =P

Hey i do not need a cutting

Hey i do not need a cutting of a hexagon i need a folding version!