If you have a little person in your life, they probably love a good art project! This quick and easy art project for kids is also a great springboard for learning a little something about symmetry!
Simple symmetry can be taught at an early age. My granddaughter Ellie is 4 and at this point doesn’t care at all about symmetry in geometry or physics (I’m 51 and I don’t care about that either), however from an artistic point of view, Ellie’s young eye can see the beauty in a painting that’s the same on both sides.
All You do for this little art project is fold a piece of heavy weight paper in half. Using different colors of poster paint or craft paint or even finger paint make random dots of color on one side of the paper…
Fold the paper and press…smush…smash…force the paint to move towards the edge of the paper …the kids love to do this part…
Now…carefully & slowly open the paper and you have a beautiful, colorful painting that is a nice example of symmetry… kinda looks like a reflection doesn’t it…?
I also did this with 2 year old Hartley and 2 and 1/2 year old Lucy Jean (without any talk of symmetry) and they loved it! They kept saying: AGAIN GIGI!!!
Each of the girls made several of these 🙂
Happy painting sweet ones and here’s hoping the beauty of springtime is reflected both inside and outside your homes today.