# How to make a non regular tessellation

Have you ever wondered how non regular tessellation creations are made. You know what a tessellating tile is, but how do you figure out the outline for a quirky shape? Read this step by step process with beautiful images all the way!

### Cut a two inch square piece of paper

### Make a Square

Cut a two inch square from a piece of paper.

From the **center point** on one side, draw a wavy line to the center point of the **opposite side.**

Repeat this process for the remaining two sides.

Place a dot in the corner of each square. These will be used only as guides!

Cut each of these sections from each other.

Rotate each of these pieces, so that all 4 90 degree angles (the corners with the dots) connect with each other at the center of the shape. Secure well with some tape.

### Step 5

Create your new non regular tessellating shape.

Place your taped shape on a piece of card. Outline it, creating your new shape as one piece. This shape now tessellates perfectly!

Use your card shape as a stencil. Outline your shape on a piece of A4 paper. Then rotate to see how it fits together. Color each tile differently, to make a beautiful piece of art.

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