Pinwheel with Color Change (hexagonal)
Folding instructions: Pinwheel with Color Change (hexagonal and other starting polygons)
This is the primary page for this model.
Other folds and variants: Pinwheel with Color Change (octagonal)
Paper: Other (glitter paper)
Type: abstract single-sheet, color-change, tato (implies: abstract, geometric, origami-first design, single-sheet)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
I came up with this model when playing around with hex twists. It’s quite simple, so it may have been invented before. This pinwheel shows a nice color change and can be made (with minor modifications) from many different polygons, including: square, hexagon and octagon. You can also modify the width of the color-changed part or change the pursing pattern in the middle to create different variants.
I find the hexagonal version nicest. Two hexagonal pinwheels can be connected back-to-back using the flaps on the back of the twist.