All credit for this simple symmetry art project for kids goes to six-year-old Emma! She came up with it while playing with glitter glue and napkins left over from her birthday party. She would spread the glue on one half of the napkin, fold it in half (see below), and open it up for a beautiful, mess-free symmetrical image. It’s like a simpler version of our yarn prints! The napkins absorb the glue so that the print dries nearly instantly, and the images created are beautiful! I think the one above looks like a butterfly.
I wish I’d let her play with the paints and napkins a little earlier, so that we could have used this as a craft at her birthday party! We let the kids decorate their goody bags with glitter glue instead, but of course the glue wasn’t dry when it was time to go home, even though we did the craft at the very beginning of the party. This project would have been ready to bring home, and I think the kids would have enjoyed the “magic” of the symmetry.
I think this print looks like two kids sitting on chairs chatting. It’s a bit like finding pictures in the sky, with a symmetry lesson thrown in! And glitter, which makes everything more exciting!