Symmetrical heart painting is one of my kids favorite ways to paint. They love anything that changes up the normal day to day painting. Each heart came out with a unique design – I hope your kids love it too!
Materials you’ll need:
- White card stock paper
- Green sheet of paper
- Black marker
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- Fold your sheet of white paper in half, making a crease down the middle.
- Draw a heart on your paper – try to keep the middle line of the paper in the middle of the heart.
- Put dots of paint all over one side of the heart.
- Fold your paper shut and rub it gently to transfer your paint to the other side.
- Open your paper up to reveal your symmetrical heart!
- Allow your paint to dry.
- Cut out your heart design.
- Roll up your sheet of green paper to create the stem. We closed ours shut with a piece of tape.
- Attach the stem to the heart using tape.
- Add a message to your heart with your black marker – you’re finished!
Why I love this craft:
- We only needed a few supplies – all of which we already had at home.
- My kids are learning about symmetry.
- There’s a different result each time!
Did you know: Conversation hearts originally started in the pharmacy! Pharmacist Oliver Chase cut medicinal lozenges by hand but eventually started making versions without medicine because candy was becoming popular. In the mid 1800s, he invented a lozenge-cutting machine to speed up the process and later a lozenge-printing machine to print words onto candy.
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