# Fall Tessellation: A Mathematical Drawing

Create a leaf Tessellation drawing, a mathematical method of connecting flat planes or geometric shapes, without overlaps or gaps.

12×18 art paper

Cardstock

Pencil

Ruler

Colored pencils

Scissors

Tape

Permanent marker

#### Steps

Step 1: Measure and cut a 4” piece of cardstock.

Step 2: Draw an organic line on one side of the cardstock.

Step 3:  Cut out the line and tape the piece directly across to the other side of the cardstock.

Step 4: Draw another organic line on another side of the cardstock. Repeat step 3. *this may take several tries for an image to resemble a leaf and is part of the mathematical challenge of making a tessellation.

Step 5: Use the cardstock shape to trace it onto your art paper. Continue tracing the template so the leaf shape connects like a puzzle. There should not be any gaps.

Step 6: Trace the pencil lines with a black permanent marker.

Step 7:  Color in your leaf shapes with colored pencil.

We’d love to see your homegrown creation! Make sure to tag your pics with #abekacrafts

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August 15, 2024

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