Symmetry Printing Craft

Symmetry Printing

Symmetry printing is a great activity to do with young children. It’s a really simple activity for kids which demonstrates the basic principles of symmetry and gets fast, colourful results!



Butterfly Symmetry PrintingYou will need:

  • A piece of paper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  1. Fold a piece of paper in half and unfold again.
  2. Paint a pattern on one half of the paper. Make sure to use lots of paint so there’s enough to print with.
  3. When finished, fold the paper in half along the crease and press down all over firmly.
  4. Unfold to view your creation and leave to dry.  See steps in photos


  • Use nice bright colours for the best effect.
  • For older kids, they may want to try painting half an object such as a butterfly, star or Christmas tree but remember they still need to use lots of paint for the print to come out effectively.

Print me – A4 or US Letter 

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