Try something a little different by creating your own paper sculptures! A sculpture made from simple shapes is perfect for exploring art with kids. Art doesn’t have to be difficult or overly messy to share with children, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. Plus, you can add in heaps of fun and learning with our easy art projects!
HOW TO MAKE A PAPER SCULPTURE
WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
Think of sculptures are having 3 dimensions. They have length, width, and height. Sculptures can be made by modeling, carving or placing materials together. They can be made out of metal, paper, stone, wood, clay or any other material the artists want to use! You can even make sculptures out of paper!
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The earliest found sculptures belong to the Aurignacian culture, who lived in Europe and southwest Asia. These people produced some early cave art, and stone tools, pendants, bracelets, beads, and bone carvings.
Sculpture made of stone survive far better than sculptures made from materials, like wood or clay.
Create your own 3D paper sculptures below with our free printable shapes template. Use your own imagination to come up with colorful and creative abstract art.
Alternatively, make a paper sculpture that represents an object. Whatever you do, this easy paper sculpture lesson is sure to be heaps of fun!
- Shapes template
- Card stock
STEP 1: Print the shapes template. What are the names of the shapes you will use to make your paper sculpture?
STEP 2: Use the template to cut the shapes out of various colored cardstock.
STEP 3: Cut a small slit in four sides of each shape.
STEP 4: Connect your shapes together by sliding each shape into another, joining them at the slits.
STEP 5: You can reuse the shapes to make different sculptures! Get creative! How tall can you go?
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EASY PAPER SCULPTURE ART FOR KIDS
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