Friday, June 14, 2013

31 Days of Pinterest: Day Eleven: Draw a Hand

Today Olivia and I tried an art project I saw on Pinterest.  I thought it was very cool, and wondered if it could be done in my classroom (I don't think so now that I've done it... too difficult for them).

The basis of this project is a way to draw your hand so that it looks like it's 3D on the page.  No need to buy ANYTHING for this which is always a bonus too... especially when you're still really watching your budget for an adoption!



First, draw an outline of your hand and a portion of your wrist/forearm in pencil.  Then, using a ruler, draw straight lines every so often up the paper on the outside of your handprint.  (That includes negative space between fingers, etc).  I went straight to the marker at this point, BUT made a few mistakes later that could have been erased had I used a pencil and then went over it in marker.

After completing the straight lines, you will connect those lines inside your hand and fingers with curving lines.  Once completed outline in black marker.  Then, use different colors to continue the "outlining" of those lines.  (See the pin linked below for more specific step by step pictures.)

Here is my completed picture...

Even with my mistakes Braeden and Olivia kept looking at the picture and touching it because they thought it was coming "out"... so funny!

Olivia tried one too...

She had a little trouble getting the curves just right but still looked great for a first try.

Original pin found HERE.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

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