Try this Valentine Heart Symmetry Art craft with your toddler or preschooler! It's fun, low prep, and looks so pretty. These hearts can even make beautiful Valentine's Day cards! If you're a teacher, this is the perfect art activity for your class to learn about symmetry.
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Valentine Heart Symmetry Art Craft
Symmetry is an important concept for kids to learn about balance and patterns. Children will explore symmetry in many areas of life so it's never to early to start learning. When I taught preschool, I loved doing symmetry art lessons with my students. They also loved it and were always so proud of their masterpieces.
One of my favorite ways to do an easy symmetry art lesson for early childhood is using shapes. Hearts are perfect for this because kids can see both sides of the shape and understand the concept better. That's why this is a great craft activity for Valentine's Day!
How to Make Heart Symmetry Craft with Kids
First things first, gather the materials you'll need. For this art activity, you only need white paper, a pencil, paint, a sponge tip paintbrush, and scissors.
- Fold a white paper in half and use a pencil to draw half of a heart shape.
- Keep the paper folded and cut along the line you just drew.
- Open the paper to see the heart shape and lay it flat on a table.
- Use foam/sponge tip paintbrush to dab dots of paint on one side of the heart only.
- While the paint is still wet, close the heart and lightly press on it to smooth the paint.
- Carefully open the heart to reveal a beautiful symmetrical art piece!
Isn't it so pretty?! One of the best things about this activity is no two hearts will look the same. Kids can make truly unique pieces and feel really good about their art. It's such a simple craft but it's so fun to make, that your kids will want to do it over and over again.
I’m all about quick and easy crafts so I hope you love this as much as I do. If you recreate this with your kids for Valentine's Day, share it on social media and tag me so I can see it. Find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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