An Escher-Style Tessellation Project

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Students will create a piece of art based on their own tessellating shape.

You'll Need

  • A notecard for each student
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A black pen or marker for each student
  • A blank piece of paper for each student
  • Colored pencils/crayons

Examples of Escher's Works

Other Resources

Props to Mrs. Williams, my 4th and 5th-grade teacher, for showing me how to tesselate!


  1. Students watch an introduction to tessellations.
  2. Next, they create their own tessellating shape.
  3. Finally, they repeat that shape to create a piece of tessellating art.

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