On this page you'll find all of the handouts from the 2016 Maths Craft Festival, plus some extra goodies such as Youtube videos, links to great websites and other inspiring maths/craft ideas. If you come across something you think we should add here, let us know!
More instructions for how to make a Möbius strip.
A lovely Youtube story by Vi Hart about friendship on a Möbius strip.
Cat Bordhi's Youtube video teaching you how to do the knitted Möbius cast on.
Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker showing how to make Möbius love hearts from two Möbius strips.
Hinke Osinga's website about the crocheting the Lorenz manifold. This has a link to her mathematical paper as well as to photos of Lorenz manifolds crocheted around the world.
The hyperbolic crochet coral reef project at the Institute for Figuring.
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes - the original book by Daina Taimina on The Book Depository.
Buy the colouring book Snowflake, Seashell, Star from The Book Despository.
Review of Snowflake, Seashell, Star in the online maths magazine 'The Aperiodical'.
The Wikipedia article about the famous mathematical problem The Four Colour Theorem, about whether it is possible to colour every map using only four colours, so that adjacent regions have different colours.
The website tessellations.org has different kinds of instructions for creating interesting tiling patterns, and lots of photos from people around the world who have had a go at making them. They also show how to create tilings starting from triangles and hexagons instead of just squares.
The Origami Resource Centre has hundreds of patterns for making models using the technique of modular origami.
The Gathering for Gardner website has templates for lots of different types of hexaflexagon.
The amazing Vi Hart has made a series of Youtube videos about hexaflexagons, including the story behind who discovered them, a hexaflexagon safety guide, and an awesome way to include flexagons in your dinner party.
The official MegaMenger website, which has photos of the MegaMenger builds from around the world, plus all the instruction sheets for making one yourself.
Can you guess what shape you get if you cut diagonally through a Menger sponge?
All sorts of fractally goodness at the Fractal Foundation.
Martin Gardner's wonderful writing about fractals, from the book Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers.
General Maths and Craft
Making Mathematics with Needlework - a great book by Sarah-Marie Belcastro and Carolyn Yackel, which contains ideas for mathematical project using a whole range of crafts, from algebraic socks to a non-orientable quilt.
Crafting by Concepts - the sequel to Making Mathematics with Needlework.
Woolly Thoughts - A smorgasbord of knitting and crochet ideas for mathematicians, including cushion covers, afghans, toys, illusion knitting, hexaflexagons and more!