K – 2D vs 3D

(Disclaimer – we did this project a few weeks ago, I even wrote this awhile back… but I was working on something and didn’t get a chance to finish it right away.)

I don’t know how long it’s been since YOU were in Kindergarten, but just to let you know: IT’S HARD. Kindergarten is HARD, you guys! Here’s why:

  • no naps
  • (for many) first time away from parents for 8 hours a day
  • new friends
  • new adults
  • no naps!!

Not to mention all the math, reading, writing, science, and everything else that goes on in the classroom! Then, they come to the art room and there’s even more! Cutting circles, opening a liquid glue bottle (you’d be surprised how hard this is for 5 and 6 year olds, but it is SO.HARD!), and more. What I’m getting at, is in art, all the kindergarten projects can turn out so very different. Even though I give the same instructions, their artwork can be all over the place. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing… However, this project… I really feel like everyone was successful. And that’s pretty awesome. 🙂

So this project was all about two-dimensional vs. three-dimensional. I did a whole demonstration and showed them the difference between the two. Then we started making 2 dimensional houses. We decorated Popsicle sticks with different types of lines and colors, and glued them on the house. The second week was the fun part, creating house shapes and objects out of foam paper, adding pom poms, and buttons! We talked about how by adding these things, you could now measure the width of the house, and it became 3 dimensional.

I made this fancy schmancy visual  🙂 I hope you like it. It took me a little while to make! Ha!

K 3d Houses graphic

Here is their concept:

  • Two-dimensional and three-dimensional art

And objectives:

  • Kindergarten students will be able to comprehend the difference between 2D and 3D.
  • Students will create a house out of Popsicle sticks (that are decorated with different types of lines) to show 3D.
  • Students will decorate their houses with foam paper, buttons, and pom poms to take their originally 2D house and transform it into 3D.

And here’s the rest of the pretty artwork. 🙂

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Sorry this one took me so long to finish!



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