Symmetrical Butterflies |

To make matching pairs of shapes:
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You can also make a "doubly symmetrical" butterfly in which each smaller shape is symmetrical:
The symmetrical butterfly at the top of the page uses both symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes. It also uses single symmetrical shapes glued at the fold under the body. Other ideas: Your outer shape doesn't have to be a butterfly, of course. Can you decorate two halves of a rectangle or a circle? Can you make a design with both horizontal and vertical lines of symmetry? Let's share our ideas. Please send us a photo of your symmetrical shape, and we will post it here! |

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