M.C. Escher’s art continues to amaze people all over the world. His many nature-themed tessellations are both lovely and brilliant.
I found the repeating pattern in Escher’s Lizard Tessellation, and thought it would be fun as a classroom project. Just print copies of the single downloadable page trim, color, and assemble in groups of four as shown. Make a small mural or a super large one, it’s all up to you.
- Download Escher Template
- Cardstock paper
- Paper cutter
- Glue stick
- Butcher paper
PREP: Print a Escher square for each student. Trim the edge with a paper cutter.
- Students color in their lizard with a marker. You could make them follow a pre-planned color scheme, or just do random.
- Every square is glued down to a large sheet of butcher paper as shown in my diagram, with the lizard mouths touching.
- Those groups are repeated until you have filled the paper with complete groups of four.