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Tessellation Picture
By Sandy Laipply

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

A tessellation is a repeating pattern that would continue forever, without overlapping or leaving any gaps.

Main supplies:

  • Elmer’s® Foam Board
  • Elmer’s® Washable School Glue Stick
  • Elmer’s® Galactic Glue™ or Shimmer and Shine™
  • Yellow, light green and dark green cardstock
  • 12” length of ribbon

Basic Supplies:

  • Fiskars® scissors or paper trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 11”x 17” or larger sheet of paper
  • Sponge brush


  1. Use the pattern to measure and mark triangles from yellow, light green and dark green cardstock. (Or copy patterned sheet onto cardstock). Cut the triangles out. They are 2” equilateral triangles.
  2. On a large sheet of paper, arrange triangles in a repeating pattern. Use our pattern or make your own. If using our pattern, it is helpful to start at the bottom of the page, and draw a horizontal line every 2 “apart to help keep your shapes straight. When pleased with the design, glue the triangles in place. Let glue dry.
  3. Measure and mark a 9” x 12” rectangle on your pattern and cut this out.
  4. Using the sponge brush, cover entire patterned sheet with a layer of Galactic Glue or Shimmer and Shine.
  5. Have an adult cut a 9” x 12” piece of foam board. Glue a piece of ribbon to one edge of the foam board as a hanger. Glue the patterned sheet on the foam board.

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