Simple Valentines Day Art Project
I love this quick and simple art project. Symmetry art is a classic toddler activity, that combines art with a little math. Love that! Thanks for posting your inspiring Valentine Love Hearts, Nurture Store! The kids can’t wait to make these simple Symmetry Heart Valentines again.
Let’s learn about Symmetry
The kids really didn’t have the patience for a full geometry lesson (and honestly I’m no math expert)! However, your never to young to enjoy the beauty of symmetry. We briefly talked about butterflies wings and how both sides match. If Symmetry is your thing (or you have an older kiddo), you might enjoy our mirror symmetry lesson.
I filled the kids paint pallets with shades of red, pink, blue and purple.
I have shared before that egg cartons make the perfect paint pallet. They are free, and can be divided into any size you need. Plus the clean-up is so simple! I encouraged the kids to load their bushes with lots of paint. This made the next step easier.
Once the kids were happy with their project, they folded their painted heart over…pressing the 2 sides together. A few of the kids were hesitant to “wreck” their master piece. However, once they saw how their friends turned out, they were excited to give it a try.
Symmetry Heart Valentines ~ simple kids art
There were tons of giggles and squeals as the hearts were opened up. They loved the transformation that their painting took. The colors mingled and mixed in a beautiful way.
Have you tried symmetry art or smoosh painting (as it is sometimes called)?