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How to draw 3-D


How to draw 3-D

What to do with this activity?

3-D means three dimensional - something that's solid and that you can measure in three directions - width, height and depth. Drawing is always flat or two dimensional - but it's possible to give the illusion of depth with some tricks and shading. 

Have a look at this video which shows you how to draw a 3-D hand

Here's another video showing you how to draw a capital letter "A" that appears to float above the page.

And finally, here's a video showing you how to draw a really convincing 3-D hole on the page. 


  • Why am I doing this?

    Writing is like a muscle – the more your child practices it the stronger their writing ability will become. You child is also more likely to write about things they like or are interested in – writing is a way to express yourself and using writing in this way can be more meaningful to a child.

  • How can I do more?

    Decide on a writing project you could work on either together or with you standing by to help. This could be writing or sending an email to a family member or friend living away or your child writing about one of their interests. List key messages you want to write about, who else might read it and then begin work on the piece. Have a dictionary at the ready and use the spell checker if working on a computer.

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