Kids 3D Art Project Idea Using Crayons!
My kids and I love art projects. We love all kinds of art! Some of my best memories come from grabbing the Crayola crayons, markers, paint or chalk and gathering around the table on a bad weather day to create a masterpiece! Ah, the memories I could share. I don’t think there is anything else that melts my heart more than hearing either of my daughters say “Hey, Mom! Let’s have an art day today!”
I’ve decided to share with you one of our favorite projects that fairly easy to make but also gives that “wow” factor when it’s done. Not only that but the kids will stay entertained for a long time while finishing their project too. I love that part.
We’ve decided to create a 3D art project using a Crayola Crayons and a Crayola marker. I would say this project is probably good for ages 5 and up with a little assistance from a parent. Actually, if your child can color in the lines then they are ready for this project. It’s a wonderful quality time project for everyone.
First, things first! We needed to shop for more art supplies! We headed to our local Walmart and hit the Crayola isle to find our favorite!
We knew we wanted to create a 3D art project but we also knew we wanted to create other projects but we hadn’t decided what they would be yet. We ended up grabbing some Crayola 24 count Sidewalk Chalk, Crayola 10 count Washable Paint, Crayola Markers and our absolute favorite, a new 96 count Crayola Crayons box! This box of crayons has a crayon sharpener on the back of the box and has all of our favorite colors (including metallic colors!).
I can’t quite describe the feeling of opening a brand new box of Crayola crayons but if I had to put it into words it would be like going to an Opry show and singing a long high note once you open the box! Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!
I can tell you that my youngest wants a box of her very own! She is picky about having all of her crayons sharpened and in order!
Here’s what you need to complete this 3D Art Project:
- Crayola Crayons
- 1 black Crayola Marker
- 1 ruler (unless you can draw a straight line)
- Paper (we used a plain white sheet of paper for this project)
- pencil (for tracing)
Instructions for this 3D Art Project:
Start by tracing your hand on a sheet of paper using a pencil. If your child is younger, they may need help with the tracing.
Next, start drawing lines across the hand but when you get to the traced out hand part curve the lines to make it appear like a button. So straight lines outside the hand and curved lines inside the traced hand. Make sure you connect the straight line with the curved line on the hand. I would highly suggest parents of younger children complete this step. It looks just like this:
You will then take a black Crayola Marker and trace over the pencil lines in your art project. Do not trace the hand but only the straight and curved lines that go across the page. When you are done tracing it, it will look like this:
Next, you will want to grab 10 or more of your favorite Crayola crayon colors. Tip: You want these colors to contrast. You want to offset the dark colors with the bright colors to get the 3D effect.
Here’s what we choose! We love the metallic colors! Notice how we put dark colors next to bright colors.
Finally, to complete our project we started off coloring the first line from the bottom and working our way up to the top of the page. We did keep our colors in order but you don’t have too. Just be sure not to use the same color twice. Let the fun begin! This is the kid’s favorite part! You can actually see your project come to life! It really looks like the hand is coming off the page! This is Melanie, age 9!
Once you have completed your project it should look something similar to this:
Pretty cool right?!! You should try it! It’s a fun project and perfect for indoor art project ideas too! The kids love it!
We didn’t stop there either! We got crazy with the Crayola Sidewalk Chalk too! We love drawing our favorite designs on a black sheet of construction paper! Look at this cute owl design we did:
We also did a bit of painting too. I love the Crayola Washable paint because I don’t have to worry about stains. Perfect for art day!
Now my older daughter (a teenager) couldn’t resist an “art day” with Mom and her little sister either. She remembers sitting at the table with me creating art of her own. She busted out her own box of Crayola Crayons and created a quick masterpiece of her own. This one only took her about 10 minutes. What a show off! She created this look with crayons and a fine black marker for the outline.
It just goes to show you how passionate we are about art work in our home. It doesn’t matter if you are a child, teenager, or an adult, because we all have fun with our Crayola art products! By the way, I helped out by tracing the lines on the 3D art project and I helped on the owl project too. I’m not nearly as artistic as my girls are.
What art projects do you do on a bad weather day? I would love to get more art project ideas to do with my girls!
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