#MetKids—Make a Symmetrical Print

Follow along with Kailey, age 10, and learn how to make a symmetrical print.


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• paper
• paint or ink


1. Fold a piece of paper in half, then open it up.
2. Place paint or ink on one half.
3. Fold the paper again and press it down to spread the paint or ink.
4. Open the piece of paper to reveal your symmetrical print.
5. Repeat with a new piece of paper. This time, change the color and where you put the paint.
6. Look at the differences in your patterns.


#MetKids is a digital feature made for, with, and by kids!

About #MetKids

#MetKids Contributor: Kailey

Inspired by “Blackwork Print with a Symmetric Grotesque Pattern” and “Panel from a Rectangular Box.”

Closed captioning for this video is available in ten additional languages:

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