Checkered Pattern Art

Grade Level: 4th+


  • white construction paper (I used 9″ x 12″ in the example)
  • ruler
  • black marker
  • circles to trace


  1. Draw straight, but not parallel lines on the construction paper, both horizontally and vertically. Encourage students to limit the lines to approximately 6-8 lines in each direction.
  2. Trace 3-4 circles.  Vary the sizes if possible. Circles can overlap, but don’t have to.
  3. Beginning with a single column or row, lightly mark every other section to clearly show where to color in with black marker.  Some students will need assistance with this step
  4. Students should move from one side to the other, so their black & white pattern continues like the examples.
  5. Mistakes can/will happen.  The end result will still look great!

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