Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rad 3-D Art


The other day I noticed this cool hand craft on Pinterest.  I pinned this photo, but there wasn’t a link with added instructions.  I’m sure the photo is supposed to speak for itself, but we obviously needed a little more help judging by our failed first attempts.   (This probably says more about us and our ability to follow instructions than it does about the photo tutorial).  I love projects that end up being way cooler than expected.  This hand craft definitely falls into the “exceeds expectations” category.  It wowed our kids.


On a piece of 8.5×11 paper (turned vertical – or portrait) trace your child’s hand and part of their arm.  Note:  Make sure the thumb is slanted upward.  If the thumb is straight (or parallel to the bottom of the paper) the craft won’t work.





With a marker, begin to draw lines across the paper, creating an arc over the actual arm and hand.  This creates the 3D effect.  What I love about this craft is it doesn’t have to be perfect.  We didn’t use rulers, and our lines were not evenly spread apart.



Then simply start coloring between the lines with colored pencils, markers, or crayons.  Patterns of color seemed to work better and made the image stand out more dramatically.



This finished product is fabulous.  Our kids were thrilled and so proud of their cool 3D art.  



One of our boys sat and stared at his finished design.  ”It looks so real – like I could slip my hand inside the paper – like a glove.”  It really does.  This was an engaging, simple activity perfect for a hot, summer afternoon when no one wants to be outside.

5 comments:

Danett said...

I LOVE this and cannot wait to try it with my kids. Thanks for sharing!

Bob & Judy said...

WOW.

magimoe2@gmail.com said...

You guys are the best parents! You actually DO things with your kids and that is the unusual rather than the usual these days. Keep it up and those precious boys will always remember the fun times.

shelly delice said...

wow THANKS!! this is such a fun activity - fun to do with the UNRAVELS colored pencils - check them out at
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shelly delice said...

wow THANKS!! this is such a fun activity - fun to do with the UNRAVELS colored pencils - check them out at
https://www.facebook.com/unravels