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Cereal Packets

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Escher Tessellations

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

You'll need a number of the shapes to get going and they really do need to be accurate.
Can you find some way of copying your shape several times? You might, for example, be able to get someone to put thick paper or thin card through a photocopier..
If youhave a digital camera that really makes recording a lot easier.