Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar
This Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar Pen Holder was designed by Jeremy Shafer; it is a variation of Tomoko Fuse and Shuzo Fujimoto’s twist box. Yaacov Metzger converted the pen colder into a calendar.
This model is unique in that it does not divide the paper into 1/7 divisions. Folding the crease pattern is easy but collapsing the paper into the final model is a bit tricky. Be sure to watch the video to see how it is done.
- Print out the Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar template
- Turn over to work on backside.
Make pinch folds at the 1/2 mark and at the 1/4 mark.
- Fold the bottom edge to the 1/4 mark.
- Fold the top edge to the 1/4 mark.
This makes a crease at 1/8 distance from top.
- Fold the top edge to the 1/8 mark.
This makes a crease at 1/16 distance from the top.
- Fold the bottom edge to the crease line as shown.
- Fold the top-left corner to the 1/8 mark as shown.
This makes a triangular flap.
- Fold the right-edge to the edge of the triangular flap.
- Fold the folded-right-edge to the left edge.
- Fold the folded-right-edge to the crease line made above.
This leaves a crease line that separates the months into pairs.
- Fold the left-edge to the crease line. This separates the months into pairs at the back of the page. Unfold completely.
- Make a diagonal fold at the bottom of the paper. Anchor the left-edge of the paper and fold the left-corner so it meets the crease line (join green dots).
Repeat until you have 8 diagonal creases. See video on how to make the 7th and 8th creases (tricky).
- Mountain fold the bottom-edge up. Make fold so it passes through the intersecting crease lines (where diagonal crease crosses vertical crease).
- Re-enforce the creases and then collapse into a Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar Pen Holder. Be sure to orient the creases properly before you collapse (valley folds / mountain folds)
See video for tips on how to collapse the paper.
1. Long vertical crease are valley.
2. Diagonal creases are valley.
3. Lower vertical creases are mountain,