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Radiating Hearts

Students can practice radial symmetry with this Radiating Hearts drawing.

Radial Hearts Drawing

It takes time to fill in the entire paper, but the results can be really amazing. And once someone gets good at the process, it can be applied to many other shapes as well.

• Colored Card stock paper, 8.5″ x 11″
• White card stock paper, cut to 5″ x 8″
• Heart Punch, 2″
• Pencil crayons
• Glue stick


PREP: I used a heart punch to make a template for students to trace to start their cards. I wanted them to concentrate on the radial lines for this class, not so much their symmetrical heart drawing skills.

1. With the template, students draw several hearts in pencil crayon on a white 8″ x 5″ paper and fill them in as desired.

2. Zig-zag radial lines are drawn around each heart, always radiating outwards. This step is repeated until the card is full of rings of color.

3. An 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of colored card stock is folded in half, and the heart drawing is glued on the front. A white poster paint marker may be used to write a nice Valentine message inside.

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