My daughter draws at least 10 pictures a day. I try to hang her art and talk about its beauty, but after one week the art pile gets out of control. That's why this recycled art project is practical and lots of fun! Your child picks through their art work and chooses the ones they don't mind cutting into strips. Then they turn them into even cooler recycled 3D art! Keep reading to learn how to make a simple 3D art scene.
What You Need for Recycled 3D Art
- Drawings that your child won’t mind cutting up
Step 1: Cut into Strips
First let your child choose which drawings are okay to cut. Then cut art into strips of paper in different lengths and widths.
Step 2: Make 3D Flowers
Take a strip and roll tightly until the end then let unravel into a swirl.
Step 3: Paste Stem onto Paper
Paste a paper strip onto a piece of paper. We used the back of a drawing.
Step 4: Paste onto Paper
Paste the flowers onto the stem. Make sure to use lots of paste in the center and hold down onto the page for at least 10 seconds.
Step 5: Make a 3D Sun
Take a strip of paper and fold down. Then fold the opposite way. Continue until you reach the end.
Step 6: Make Birds
Cut a strip in quarters. Then fold over to create a bird. Repeat.
Step 7: Paste Down Sun and Birds
Use the glue to paste down the sun and the birds. Make sure to hold down for at least 10 seconds. Let the paste dry for 30-45 minutes before hanging. Don’t want to make a scene with a tree, sun and birds? You don’t have to! Use your imagination to turn paper into other 3D art objects.