Have you ever done a tessellation project? My daughter and I made a heart tessellation together. This is a fun Valentine math and art combo project.
Tessellation’s are repeating geometric pattern used to create beautiful designs. The repeating patterns have no overlaps and no gaps. They were used anciently in tiles and mosaics. They can be repeating patterns, using the same shapes or using a variety of multiple shapes.
How to Make a Heart Tessellation:
Begin by drawing out your pattern. It is easy to get mixed up, so sketching it out first helps keep all of those little squares straight! Our hearts are 5 squares wide. You can see it above.
Once you have drawn them all, choose some colors to use. My daughter chose her favorites.
Then color away! We enjoyed this one. I hope you will, too!
Want another fun Tessellations project? Check out my post on Lego Tessellations! Also, try this Heart Tessellation Project with Legos. (Instructions over at Little Bins for Little Hands). And I Love this Pascal’s Triangle of Hearts, too!
Need more Valentine STEM activities? Check out the latest book from the STEAM Kids team!