Tessellation Creator

  • Tessellation Creator


    A tessellation is a repeating pattern of polygons that covers a plane with no gaps or overlaps. What kind of tessellations can you make out of regular polygons?

    This interactive is optimized for your desktop and tablet.



    How to Use

    • Click-and-drag the shapes from the top menu to the canvas below.
    • If the sides of shapes are dragged close to each other, those shapes will snap together.
    • Click-and-drag a rectangle around a group of shapes to glue them together.
    • Use the scroll bars along the right side and bottom of the canvas to view different parts of the canvas.


    • Eraser – Click on any shape, and it will be removed from the canvas.
    • Rotate – Click on any shape, and it will be rotated 10° clockwise.
    • Zoom In/Zoom Out – These buttons will zoom in or out on the entire canvas. All shapes, including new ones after you click zoom in/zoom out, will be resized appropriately.
    • Copy – Click this button to copy the last shape selected. To copy all shapes, first click-and-drag a rectangle around the shapes to glue them together.
    • Hammer – Click on any group of glued shapes, and it will break it apart into the original polygons.
    • Paint – Select a color, and then click on a shape to change its color.
    • ClearThis is a dangerous button! Pressing it will remove all objects from the canvas.