Hands on Crafts For Kids is the resource for kids craft projects and instructions for kids 6-12 and parents, teachers and other group leaders. It includes school and curriculum based projects,  multi cultural projects, and every day, holiday and seasonal ideas.

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Franz Spohn shows how to look at the world in 3D.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Approximate time needed for project:
1 hour

Build it: Art doesn’t always have to be flat. We can build 3D structures which have “facets” or surfaces which can be left alone or colored and treated. It is interesting to do creative thinking: take an idea or mental picture and follow through what it takes to see your vision completed.

Build Your Art
Materials Needed:
Faber-Castell Connector Pens
Canson® sketch paper for planning and mock-ups, XL Watercolor, Bristol or Multimedia paper for “skin”
Tape or Glue Dots

Think about an animal, or object that you would like to build. Sketch your ideas out on paper and think about how it is made up of different shapes. How would you make these shapes and put them together? You can make solid shapes by folding and gluing/taping paper together. With connector pens you can build a supporting skeleton (armature) and then cover it with paper.



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