Symmetry Valentine’s Heart

Be the Best Nanny Valentine HeartCreative Wednesdays

Symmetry can be used to make Valentine’s Cards at an early age with this very simple art project. Explain to the little ones that if you cut something in half and both sides look exactly the same, they are symmetrical. Allow the children to experiment using different sized drops of paint and spaces between the paint dots while making Valentine’s Day Cards. Here’s what to do:

You Will Need:

Washable Paint or Poster Paint
Paper
Paint Brushes
Protected Work Surface

What to Do:

1. Fold piece of paper in half and place on a protected work surface.
2. Lightly draw half of a heart shape with pencil on one half of the paper. Tell the children to keep the paint within that line.
3. Allow the child to drip different colored paint on one half of the paper in the shape of half of a heart.
4. Fold the paper and press and smush the paint between the paper.
5. Slowly open the paper to reveal a beautiful, symmetrical painting.

Reference:
Photo and project by Stephanie Felzenberg

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