Rice Grid Paper

0.75" Rice Grid Box, Grey Effect Guidelines, Letter Size

1" Rice Grid Box, Grey Effect Guidelines, Letter Size

1" Rice Grid Box, Red Guidelines, Letter Size

2" Rice Grid Box, Grey Effect Guidelines, Letter Size

2" Rice Grid Box, Red Guidelines, Letter Size

Big Practice Paper

Print 11 x 17 practice sheets for writing calligraphy with ink brushes

2" Rice Grid Box, Grey Effect Guidelines, Ledger Size (11" x 17")

2" Rice Grid Box, Red Guidelines, Ledger Size (11" x 17")

Printable Rice Grid Practice Paper

The rice grid style Chinese writing practice sheet is describe in Mandarin Chinese to be "rice character grid" 米字格 [mi zi ge]. The writing practice template resembles the "rice" Chinese character 米 [mi].

Rice grid paper is one of the most recognized template styles due to its frequent use in Chinese calligraphy demonstrations.

Traditional Chinese brushes and black ink wells are the customary way to practice Chinese characters using rigorous and rehearsed stroke techniques on very thin rice paper material.

The rice grid practice sheets that are created using printer or copy paper can also provide good calligraphy practice for brush pens and similar writing instruments.

Many Chinese weekends schools print the 11 x 17 (Ledger/Tabloid) version to practice writing Chinese calligraphy using brush pens. The traditional ink brushes work well, but the absorption of the ink is not as good as actual rice paper.

Each rice grid box is divided by one vertical and one horizonal centerline, as well as two diagonal lines. All four lines intersect in the center.

Rice grid style practice sheet are available in PDF and PNG formats. The PDF is designed for printing on large-format printers.