44_Pattern Puzzles

30 Dec

If you like shapes, patterns and puzzles keep reading.. this one’s for you.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

It will take you about 2 hours to make a 49 tile set of Pattern Puzzles.

You’ll need:

_A 50×50 cm piece of black mount board
 
_Ruler
 
_Pencil
 
_Cutter or scalpel and cutting mat
 
_Metallic gel pen (I used silver but you can use any colour you like)
 
_Black felt tip pen
 
How to make the Pattern Puzzles:
 
1. Make a 7×7 grid on the back of the mount board. Each square on the grid should be 4.5×4.5cm
 
2. Cut all the squares. I’ll call them tiles from now on.
 
3. Using your pencil and ruler, draw a diagonal line on one of the tiles from one corner to the opposite one.
 
4. Draw an X on another one by making two diagonals.
 
5. Get a third tile and draw a smaller square inside it, rotated 45°. To do this, find the middle of each side of the tile and then connect those points with a straight line.
 

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

 
6. Repeat step 5 to make another tile with an inner square so that you have 4 tiles: one with a diagonal, one with an X and 2 with an inner square.
 
7. With your metallic pen, colour each of the tiles as shown below. You’ll have 4 kinds of tiles: one that is half metallic-half black; one with the sides of the X in black and the top and bottom in a metallic colour; one with a black square and 4 metallic triangles surrounding it; and one with a metallic square and 4 black triangles surrounding it.
 
8. All the edges look a bit rough now, so use your felt tip pen and ruler to trace over all the edges again.
 
9. Repeat steps 3 to 8 until you have 11 tiles of each kind and 5 all- black tiles.
 

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

That’s it! Now arrange all the squares in different ways to create all sorts of patterns.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

 Can you make arrows and straight lines?

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

You can play with someone else and challenge them to make the same pattern as yours with a timer; or if you want to make it harder, challenge them to make the negative of your pattern! (so where yours is black theirs should be metallic and the other way arround)

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

 Have lots of patterned fun!

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