**In this lesson you will learn how to draw x in box without taking your hand off the drawing and without drawing the line twice with a pen.**

**Many people claim that this riddle cannot be solved, but I will prove to you that it is not. In order to draw X in box, all you have to do is think creatively. Such riddles are very useful for developing creative thinking.**

How to Draw X in Box

**Total Time:** 5 minutes

Table of Contents

### Step 1 – How to Draw X in Box

Take a notebook. Fold the corner of one of the pages so that you have a triangle. The preparations are complete. Next, let’s start drawing our square with a cross inside.

### Step 2

Start drawing a line from the top of the notebook, then to the top of the triangle and then to the right end of the notebook.

### Step 3 – How to Draw X in Box

Now lead the line up to the end, and then turn around 45 degrees and divide our triangle with the line (bisect the line).

### Step 4

It’s time for magic! We leave our pen on top of the triangle and unscrew the paper triangle. We end up with two lines drawn on the page, and our pen is just between those lines.

### Step 5 – How to Draw X in Box

Draw a line back to the corner of the notebook. We have divided the square in half.

### Step 6

The next line we drop down.

### Step 7 – How to Draw X in Box

And again we divide the corner with a line of 45 degrees. As a result, we get a cross in the middle of the square.

### Step 8

And now close the lid of our square by drawing a line from the top. That’s it. We drew a quadrant with an X inside and never crossed the line twice or took our hands off while drawing.

**Supply:**

- White paper and pen.

**Tools:**

- White paper and pen.

**Materials:** White paper and pen.

## You can also watch the process on video

## Why do so many people say you can’t draw an X in box?

To be able to draw the figure in one stroke, you must approach each intersection point with a stylus. Yes, so you approach it with a stylus and then move away from it. Yes, on the other line, if you approach it a second time, you have to step back again. If you come here a second time, you have nowhere to go and you’re breaking the rules. If the puzzle is more than two points in which the odd number of lines is more than two let’s say 3 to a point then it is no longer solvable.

But, it is unsolvable only at first glance. You should not create certain limits for yourself, try to look for an unconventional way out of the situation. Today’s lesson was one of the solutions. Try to come up with your own way, your own solution to this puzzle.