While a lot of kids gravitate to building and sculpting in 3-D, finding an engaging sculpture project for young children can be a real challenge. We gathered sixteen winning sculpture activities from five of our favorite art bloggers.
If you don’t have fancy art supplies handy, many of these ideas will be your friend, asking you to just source the recycling bin, kitchen pantry, or garden.
These sculpture ideas will encourage your child or students to think in three dimensions as they build, imagine, and invent. In short, they foster 21st century skills of innovation and creative thinking.
Beaded Wire Sculpture with Ribbon and a Hanger, Meri Cherry
Wire Sculpture with Styrofoam Beads and Feathers, The Artful Parent
Painted Wooden Tower Sculptures, ArtBarBlog
Alexander Calder Study with Wire and a Hanger, ArtBarBlog
Gumdrop Sculpture with Toothpicks, TinkerLab
Magnet Sculpture, Babble Dabble Do
Recycled Sculpture with a Glue Gun, TinkerLab
Sugar Cube Sculpture with Cardboard, TinkerLab
Colorful Ice Sculptures, The Artful Parent
Art Assemblage with Pinecones and Pasta, ArtBarBlog
Clay Sea Turtles, Buddy and Buggy
Plaster Balloon Sculpture, The Artful Parent
Edible Art Grape and Toothpick Sculpture, The Artful Parent
Foam Strip Sculpture, Buddy and Buggy
Crayon Art Sculpture, Meri Cherry
Wood Sculpture with Paint, Meri Cherry