Pattern and Symmetry in Art

How are pattern and symmetry used in art? Explore our range of teaching ideas and printable resources.

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5 - 11

Rangoli Patterns

Create effective rangoli patterns with the children in your classroom using this simple technique.
7 - 11
Islamic Patterns

Islamic Patterns

A set of PDFs, which require children to investigate shapes and their properties, based on an Islamic Pattern.
5 - 7

Mixed Media Collage

A highly creative activity involving printing, symmetry, 3D work and composition.
5 - 7

Watercolour Resist

Make impressive patterns using this very easy watercolour resist technique.
5 - 7
Watercolour Butterfly

Watercolour Butterfly

Have fun making a beautiful butterfly and learn about the anatomy of a butterfly too!
3 - 11
Moroccan Rug Display

Moroccan Rug Display

A Moroccan rug display inspired by the picture book 'Mirror'.
3 - 7
Sunny Day Display

Sunny Day Display

A bright and breezy sunny day display.
5 - 11
Mehndi Patterns Display

Mehndi Patterns Display

Mehndi patterns and compass roses in year 3.
5 - 11
Repeating Patterns Display

Repeating Patterns Display

Children have used a range of tools to create these colourful repeating patterns.
5 - 11
South American Designs Display

South American Designs Display

A wonderful display, showing off some of the wonderful art and DT work, based on South American designs. Originally created by Year 5 pupils.
5 - 11
Animal Patterns Display

Animal Patterns Display

Find the different patterns on these different creatures.