Great for beginner cutters, and a great next step into more complex tessellation making.
0. Start with five squares of paper that are the same size.
1. Take one square piece of paper and cut a weird shape out of one side of the square. (So if you start cutting from the bottom side of the square, make sure your scissors finish cutting on the bottom side of the square!)
2. Line your oddly-shaped cut-out on top of a second square of paper, lining up the long edges. Trace your cut-out onto the square with your pencil.
3. Repeat for each of the remaining three squares. Ensure that your oddly-shaped cut-out is facing the same way every time you trace it.
You should now have four squares of paper, each with your shape traced out in the same way.
4. Take one of your squares and cut out your tracing.
5. Rotate the square by 90˚(one corner in either direction) so that you have a fresh, flat, un-cut edge of the square facing you. Tape your cut-out shape to that side of the square, lining up the long flat edges.
6. Repeat Step 4 and Step 5 for each of your remaining squares. Very important -be sure to maintain the same orientation of your cut-out shape every time you tape it!
7. Fit all of your new tessellation pieces together to create a beautiful, puzzle-like work of art!