Here are some activity ideas for 3-D art sculpture in Pre-K and Preschool.
Children used three sizes of wooden craft sticks and other wooden pieces to create airplanes. We started out using glue, but the children decided the colored masking tape would work better.
Children used Model Magic to form snakes. After they dried they were painted with acrylic paint. We made these during a three-week long project on snakes, and the children knew just how to form the bodies of the snakes and paint patterns on them.
Children work with clay and clay tools to make their own creations. A small bowl with only a little water is used for dipping fingertips to make “slip”. Slip is clay and water mixed together and used as glue for connecting pieces of clay. Read more about using clay with children at K Play.
Children used Model Magic to make cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and cinnamon rolls. They rolled out the “dough” and shaped it with their hands or with cookie cutters. They added birthday candles and cake decorations to the cakes. After they dried, they were painted with acrylic paint.
Children made trees with paper towel rolls and construction paper.