Combine zentangle art and tessellations for a fun art activity for kids. Draw zentangle patterns on our free tessellation printable using a few basic supplies. The key to success is in the shape! Explore do-able art activities for kids below and let’s get zentangling!
ZENTANGLE IDEAS FOR KIDS
A zentangle is an unplanned and structured pattern usually created on small square tiles in black and white. The patterns are called tangles. You can make a tangle with one or a combinations of dots, lines, curves etc. Zentangle art can be very relaxing because there is no pressure to focus on the end result.
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Here we have combined zentangle art with a fun and easy tessellation activity. A tessellation is formed from identical shapes which fit together with no gaps and can be repeated forever in all directions. Shapes that make up tessellation patterns are the equilateral triangle, squares and hexagons.
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Draw zentangle patterns on our printable triangle shapes below and then cut them out to form a tessellation. Relaxing and mindful art for kids of all ages!
WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
ZENTANGLE ART ACTIVITY
- Printable Zentangle pattern
- Fine tip marker
- Glue Stick
- Black paper
STEP 1: Print out the zentangle template.
STEP 2: Color your zentangles with different patterns using a marker. Think stripes, circles, waves!
STEP 3: Use a pencil to shade different areas to add interest and contrast to your design.
STEP 4: Cut out your shapes.
STEP 5: Glue your shapes into a tessellation pattern.
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