Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Symmetric Faces

Reinforce the concept of symmetry with this art project which colored paper and symmetrical placement to create symmetric masks. Use red, pink and white paper for Valentine's day or red, white and blue paper for patriotic masks for President's Day. 

  • See Symmetric Faces for instructions on creating these masks from 1.5 sheets of construction paper. Students will develop an "eye" for symmetry as they correctly place cut pieces to create a symmetric face. 
  • See Symmetric Faces Photo Gallery  for ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Note how the color combinations as well as the facial features affect the final product.

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