Tie a hexagon

square knot from paper strips forms hexagon

If you tie a square knot using two strips of paper, the knot is in the shape of a hexagon.

Video Instructions


  1. Cut two strips of paper about 2 cm wide and as long as your piece of paper allows.
  2. hold two ends of one strip togetherLoop one strip back on itself to look like a ribbon.
  3. loop other strip through ends around, and back outSlip the second trip through the loop around the first strip and back through the loop again.
  4. flatten knotPull on the ends to tighten the knot. Flatten the knot to see a hexagonal shaped knot. You can cut off the extra paper or fold the ends back.