Geometric and Whimsical Tangram Chinese Child Craft Puzzle Patterns
Traditional math-based Tangram Puzzles and creative whimsical, printable puzzle images.
This section contains a brief introduction into Tangrams, those wonderful Chinese puzzles, along with a few possible solutions which can provide seemingly endless possibilities in creativity and design.
These standard and non-traditional geometric triangle-shaped tangrams use the properties of geometric shapes to determine the particular dissection of each "tan" piece while attempting to stick with the traditional 7 "tan" dissection rule.
Use these geometric blank shapes to design your own dissection of each "tan" piece while attempting to stick with the traditional 7 "tan" dissection rule.
Tangram felt-board games: Make several kid sized felt-boards with 12" x 12" squares of cardboard covered with dark-colored felt fabric. Hint, old LP covers are about the right size and work great! Trace the tangram designs onto brightly colored felt or foam sheets, cut the tans out of the tangram, and make fun traveling games for children.
Provide pencils and pads of plain paper so children can keep a diary and re-draw and record the different shapes. I have purposely not included solutions for most of the tangrams to encourage creativity.
Tangram Chinese Puzzles
Print these blank-shaped tangram puzzles on white or colored cardstock or regular paper. Use markers or crayons to color the tangram, if desired, then cut out the tans (pieces) with scissors.
Print and solve these fun geometrically based puzzles to help introduce math concepts in an entertaining manner. Enjoy discovering how many different shapes and designs you can make by rotating and assembling the tangram puzzle pieces.