So my plan for this week was to do pipe cleaner hearts, but it just wasn’t as easy as I had hoped. So I scrambled and I could not be happier with what London and I did instead. These Symmetry hearts turned out pretty darn cute and they were simple enough that London was able to do most of the project by her self.
Here’s what you need…
- Paint Brush
- Crayola Washable Paint
- Paint Tray ( we used a paper plate)
- Cardstock Paper (or any other
Here’s what you do…
Start by folding your paper in half and cutting hearts. I had a 12×12 piece of paper so I cut it into quarters before cutting out the hearts. It is up to you and how big you want your hearts to be.
Once your hearts are cut and ready your littles can start painting. You’ll want to use 2-3 colors, preferably in the same color family or colors that mix well. We used pink, red and yellow, all warm colors. They blended easily and turned out super cute.
Start by keeping the heart folded in half, make a really good crease while it’s folded. Your little will paint one side of the heart, open it up and then close it like a book. Press the two sides together firmly and you did it! Open it up and see your masterpiece! London LOVED folding the heart back together! I showed her how it worked the first time and then she was all about it!
Okay, pretty easy right!? There are two things to keep in mind. First, if you use a lot of paint on the heart then it will squeeze out the sides. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I would just start with less paint on the paint try or plate. You can always add more. And keep a wet wash cloth nearby. Second, If you don’t use enough paint then it will not make a perfectly symmetrical print on the opposite side of the heart. Still beautiful, but your toddler may be disappointed if they’ve already done a couple.
Hope you all enjoy! London is not huge into art, she takes her appropriate 15 minutes and then moves on but she really enjoyed this project. Maybe because she could do most of it on her own?? Anyways, if your kid isn’t a big artist give this one a try. You may be surprised!