Spring: Art Lesson for Kids: Symmetrical Butterfly ! Math

Spring: Art Lesson for Kids: Symmetrical Butterfly ! Math

It can be used by Homeschool students for second through seventh grades.

Includes PDF and 15 pages

The spring season is here, along with the blooming of BUTTERFLIES

Teaching your students to make beautiful butterflies and using a variety of art techniques, such as lines, symmetry, and patterns, is a great way to teach them.


  • Grades 2 and above
  • This is possible for Grade 1, but requires more supervision.


  • Painting and drawing

The visual language

  • Symmetry
  • The patterns
  • Lines that are thin and long
  • Superposition


  • White sheet, 8.5×11
  • Colored felt markers
  • Paint with hard tempera
  • Pencil crayons and permanent felt marker
  • An illustration of a caterpillar pointing out the body parts

The following information is contained in this document:

  • An explanation with photos and step-by steps
  • An evaluation rubric
  • To enhance the diversity of your creations, you can use sample drawings of butterflies

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This art activity was a huge hit with my students! This was our last piece of art before break. I am glad that we managed to complete it. The children really loved personalizing the butterflies and understanding the significance of symmetry.

It was an addition to my small unit in first grade on symmetry, butterflies and art. The resource was great for helping the first-graders “see” and support their explorations of mirroring imagery via iPads. They then created their beautiful butterfly masks. Art teacher. My favorite quote from the year is the first grader who painted his mask. They used watercolour crayons and then water and qtips. Their lesson was about blending analogous colours, and they then tried out different combinations.
He said this as he looked at his work. “I am mixing paint with joy!”


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