What is a Magic Card?
|The magic card or "never ending card" is a nice folding
in the shape of a card, which you can open again and again.
There are four different shapes during a cycle.
It is easy to make.
How to Make it top
Divide the rectangle 20cm x 10cm into 12 smaller rectangles.
|Cut the rectangle in four equal pieces.
Go over the red lines with an empty pen.
So you can fold the paper at the lines more easily later.
|Form two rectangles into a U.
|Fasten a U-piece on one rectangle with a paper clip as
|Fasten the same U-piece on the second rectangle in the
|Fasten the second U-piece below.
|Replace the paper clips with glue.
Be careful: Put glue only on the (virtual) corner squares.
|The magic card is finished.
Open the card at the double lines.
Öffne die Karte jeweils
an den Doppellinien.
|There are eight surfaces.
This is important to know for when you write on them.
One Piece Magic
Fernando Diaz Ziehl from Mexiko sent me the following
>Print out the template.
>Cut out the template, cut also along the black lines
>Fold as described.
You get the H shaped figure from above. If you like,
you can also glue.
About twenty years ago I got this card which advertised
for the products of a famous cosmetic company.
Last year I made a web page in German. I didn't feel
right about it as I didn't know whether the magic card was protected by
I called this folding a H-flexagon.
Gerd Schenk sent me an email with a link to the video
called "Memory Cross and Andy" this month (February 2009). This led
me to the web site http://www.memorycross.com.
Now I know the magic card is obviously free of a copyright.
Gerd Schenk found another link to the German web site
http://www.faltwerk.de/ showing three-dimensional versions.
I also found the name magic card, which is more
appropriate for this folding.
In the meantime (March 2010) I got to know the name Never
Ending Card, and thus I found the way to many sites.
on the Internet top
Card - Endloskarte
Luise Gand (Video bei Youtube)
- kreativer Unterricht - Bastelanleitung
Thank you Gail
from Oregon Coast for supporting me in my translation.
Feedback: Email address on my main page
page is also available in German.
2009 Jürgen Köller