10 Easy 3D Art And Sculpture Ideas For Kids

3D Art For Kids

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We live in a three-dimensional world. Everything that we see or touch can be measured; height, width, and length included. But, when it comes to teaching the kids about the properties of three-dimensional shapes, it’s not as easy as it sounds. In fact, it is much harder than teaching kids about two-dimensional shapes. Only hands-on exploration can help children develop a solid understanding of the 3-D shapes. Keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of interesting ideas on 3D art for kids. Check them out below!

3D Art And Sculpture For Kids To Inspire Creativity:

1. Beads Dreamcatcher:

3D Art For Kids - Beads Dreamcatcher

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You Will Need:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Lace, open-weave or thin fabric
  • Blunt needle
  • Beads
  • Feathers
  • Yarn

How To:

  1. Tell your child to place the fabric or lace between two embroidery hoops. Trim off the excess.
  1. Using the whipstitch, tell her to stitch through the bottom and outside the hoop. Help her add a few beads to every stitch and continue stitching all around the hoop. Your kid can add details in the middle of the hoop too.
  1. To hang the feathers, cut a 12-inch long yarn and tie a feather to the end. String the beads on the other end of the yarn and tie through the bottom of the hoop.

[ Read: Beads Crafts For Kids ]

2. Turkey Tale:

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You Will Need:

  • Scissors
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Craft brush
  • School glue
  • Glitter
  • Googly eyes

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to toilet paper tubes into turkey shapes. She has to start by cutting the spike for the neck and head and cut a spike on each side for the wings. Throw away the two triangular pieces after the step.
  1. Now tell her to make slits for the feathers and fan it out gently.
  1. Apply the glue strategically on the feather strips and dust some glitter.
  1. Now stick the googly eyes on the ‘head’ of the turkey and you are done.

3. Nest And Eggs:

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You Will Need:

  • Air-dry clay
  • Craft paint
  • Brush
  • Wax paper
  • Stalks
  • Dried grass

How To:

  1. Tell your child to shape ten eggs from the clay. Leave the eggs to dry overnight. You can even bake the clay if you want it to dry faster.
  1. Once the eggs have dried, tell her to paint the eggs with her choice of colors. Two coats of paint would be perfect. Leave it to dry on the wax paper.
  1. Now gather the stalks, dried, and begin building a nest. Your kid has to shape, press, and fluff and weave the dried plant until she gets a full nest. She can use the stalks for forming the nest.
  1. Place the eggs in the nest and it’s ready.

[ Read: Egg Crafts For Kids ]

4. Egg Carton Flowers:

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You Will Need:

  • Egg cartons
  • Paint
  • Tissue paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to paint the egg cartons cups and poke holes at the bottom of the cups with scissors.
  1. Now thread the pipe cleaners through the holes and tie a loose knot at the base and inside the carton cup.
  1. Now tell your kid to take the tissue paper circle, gather with her fingers and glue into the cups. The flowers are ready.

5. Paper Plate Rose:

You Will Need:

  • Red paper plates
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to cut a ‘snail’ into the paper plate. It does not need to be perfect.
  1. Have your child write a message along the paper plate spiral with the black marker.
  1. Now tell her to take the outside edge and twist like a flower. Affix with glue.

6. Melted Crayon Rock:

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You Will Need:

  • Small and smooth rocks
  • Oven
  • So based or wax based crayons
  • Baking sheet
  • Towel or mat to cover your table
  • Foil

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to wash and dry the rocks and spread on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Now put them in the oven and heat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  1. Once the stones are hot, transfer them one by one on the workstation covered with a washcloth or mat.
  1. Now tell your kid to color the rocks with the crayons. Your child will notice that the crayon will start melting over the rock, creating a coloring coating.
  1. Allow your kid to use different colored crayons for making a beautiful art.

7. Plaster Leaf Casting:

3D Art For Kids - Plaster Leaf Casting

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You Will Need:

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Leaves
  • Play dough
  • Metallic paint

How To:

  1. Mix two parts of plaster of Paris with one part water.
  1. Pour the Plaster of Paris mixture over an assortment of leaves and press lightly,
  1. Once the plaster hardens, pull off the leaf.
  1. Now tell your kid to paint the leaves with watercolors. Leave it to dry overnight. The beautiful sculpture for children is ready.

[ Read: Shape Learning Activities For Kids ]

8. Yarn Bowl:

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You Will Need:

  • Strands of yarn
  • White school glue slightly thinned with water
  • A bowl

How To:

  1. Turn the bowl upside down and cover with the plastic wrap.
  1. Now tell your kid to soak the yarn in the glue for some time. Squeeze out the excess and wrap the yarn around the bowl.
  1. Tell your child to cover the bowl entirely with yarn. Leave the bowl overnight to dry.

9. Colored Ice Sculpture:

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You Will Need:

  • Cups, bowls and muffin tins of various sizes and shapes
  • Water
  • Food coloring or liquid watercolors

How To:

  1. These ice sculptures are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
  1. Divide the water in different containers and add a few drops of food coloring or watercolor in each. Make sure the food coloring is of different shades.
  1. Freeze the water dyed water in the containers like bowls, muffin pan, cake pan and so on.
  1. Put some fake snow on the table and arrange the ice sculptures for the kids to play. This is one of the best and easy sculpture ideas for kids.

10. Lighted Wooden Stars:

3D Art For Kids - Lighted Wooden Stars

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You Will Need:

  • Yardstick
  • Christmas light
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint

How To:

  1. Help your kid arrange the yardstick in the star shape and secure with a hot glue gun. Leave it to dry.
  1. When the star dries, paint the star in any shade you like. But before painting, tell him/her to apply a coat of primer first.
  1. Now wrap a string of white Christmas lights around the edges of the star.

These simple art and sculpture ideas will not just teach basic 3-D shapes to your kiddo, but will also encourage his artistic spirit. Have you ever tried doing 3D art projects for kids? How did it turn out? Share the experience with us by commenting below.

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