Limitless tiles

Aug 2 / Bhavani
Today’s project limitless tiles, explores how simple geometry can form extremely complex, never ending patterns. The patterns on our blocks connect at the same point on each block edge, creating an always continuing design.
Objective: The challenge is simple: Create pattern blocks, which will always form a continuous design, no matter how they rotated and moved these tiles.

  • A4 sheet
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Stationary supply: Pencil, eraser
  • Colouring supply: Paint, markers, crayons, etc. We used these text highlighter
  • Geometry supplies: Protractor, two set squares, scale, circular objects of your choice
  • Cardboard (options: cereal box, Cardstock, any cardboard sheet/box)


  1. Take an A4 sheet,
  2. Create a blank template as following (refer below image):
  3. Make markings at 7 cm distance vertically and horizontally.
  4. Now connect all the vertical and horizontal dots to form squares of 7cm length on each side.
  5. The base template is ready with 12 squares.
  6. Now to make the pattern, of 2 cm width in the center of each side of the square.
  7. Sketch out patterns and shapes on the tiles making sure to connect the designs at the center
  8. Marks along each square edge. Connect center marks only once to create two distinct
  9. Boundaries on each tile.
  10. Color each block using only two colors, 1 for the pattern and 1 for the background.
  11. Glue your template to a piece of cardboard. Allow it to dry.
  12. Cut the individual blocks out.
  13. Now your boundless blocks are ready to play with.
Write your awesome label here.

More to do:

Create your own maze pattern and play along to form more challenging path every time you play.

Game for 2: Split the tiles between 2 players and try blocking the opponent from continuing the pattern design.

Interesting facts!These types of patterns are commonly used in ceramic tile designs.

These tiles look like Truchet Tiles (Refer Link -
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