Escher Inspired Tessellation Art for Kids
This Escher Inspired Tessellation Art for Kids will keep kids busy for hours! Tessellation art is the perfect mix of art and math, and is inspired by Escher, an amazing artist!
Escher combined math and art when creating his masterpieces! This is such a fun way for kids to learn measurement, patterns, and art….all in one.
Before creating with tessellations, we looked at my favorite art pieces by M.C. Escher.
My kids couldn’t stop saying how “COOL” all his artwork was. It truly is amazing. He used mathematics to create patterns, and mind blowing art! Take a look and see for yourselves. Then let your kids create some fun Tessellation art with you this summer.
What You’ll Need to Create Escher Inspired Tessellation Art for Kids:
8 x 8 White Cardstock
Tagboard (bright colored)
Cut out a square from the tag board (or poster board). About 2 1/4 inches.
Let kids create a tessellation pattern by cutting one shape from the side of the square. Tape that shape on the opposite side. (see below image) . You can do this once or twice. Two times will give you a more intricate tessellation pattern.
Using a pencil, trace the pattern across the white cardstock sheet. Continue to trace the pattern, side to side and up and down, until the sheet is filled with your tessellation pattern.
Look at your Tessellations and imagination to create images from the pattern! Turn the page around and study it and try and see what creation comes from your tessellation pattern. Use Sharpie markers to add color and creativity to your patterns.
I loved seeing what my kids came up with! Kids are awesome and will surprise you!
I love these little dinosaurs my son created with his Tessellation pattern. I love how he added the texture and details with a green Sharpie marker.
My Kids were excited to display and share their tessellation art creations. I love the rats, ninjas, french bulldogs, and other creations they came up with. Such fun! We love art.
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