Self-portrait. Symmetry

After the last activity drawing the symmetrical animal, 4th graders learnt how symmetrical we are. In order to do this we create symmetrical self-portraits, an activity that uses precise measurement to get beautiful results

First of all, they have to take a picture about theirselves and cut it in half.  

Students glued their half-heads onto a piece of 9 x 12 white construction paper.

Using the ruler, students pick a starting point and measure how far it is from the line of symmetry. Then they measure that exact same distance on the opposite side, marking the spot with a dot.

And these are the results!


4th Graders leart about symmetry with this initial activity. They had to draw a half animal silhouette in a peace of black paper and cut it.


After that they had to paint a piece of paper in order to make the background with watercolors with cool or warm colors.

And these are the results!