My son surprised me - I didn't think he'd really bite on the 'let's try symmetry' idea... but today it stuck! You don't have to make your butterfly symmetrical - let kids go with what they want to do - but you can suggest it if they want to learn.
Isn't it cute?
What you need:
- Construction paper
- Pom poms
Fold the paper in half and cut out a butterfly shape. Ours had four 'bumps' (my child's request!). We sorted our pom poms and feathers by colour, which helped with the symmetry part. I explained that symmetry is basically 'matching' each side, and my son went from there.
Once all of the decorations were applied, my son drew a face onto a circle for a head, and we added antennae to complete the butterfly. It's neat to see kids grasp new concepts and feel proud of themselves.