Painted Sculptures - What Is The Difference Between 2D and 3D?
Part of Early Years Week
We are going to learn about the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.
The difference between the 2-dimensional flat shapes and 3-dimensional solid objects can be found all around your house and hands-on creation can help our early explorers understand the difference between 2D and 3D.
Follow our activity sheet to create 3D sculptures for different ages and find some ideas to spark your inspirations. You can even try to mix the 2D and 3D shapes in your sculptures.
Now watch our video to learn more and download our 3D Shapes Activities Sheet (PDF).
Here are some ideas if they need inspiration:
- Make a juice carton into a little house.
- Tissue box into a boat with a paper sail or a bigger box into a castle with tubes for turrets.
- If you have a big enough box, make something to sit inside. Sometimes wee ones might enjoy the freedom of painting onto junk materials as it means there is no pressure to produce something 'good' and they are able to experiment and have fun.
Turn 2D shapes into a 3D sculpture by trying this activity sheet to build a slotting sculpture. You will be able to keep changing and rebuilding your sculpture for endless possibilities using DCA's Cut and Slot Sculpture Kit instructions.
This page is part of the Early Years Week information.
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