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Want a fun activity to keep your kids busy? Try doing some 3-D drawings and make a pair of 3-D glasses for your kids. They will love this fun project. This is a science and art combo! Learn the Why behind it at the end.
This is super easy to do! I found this fun page that has tons of different styles of printable glasses. We cut them out and filled the holes with red and blue cellophane.
Then to make the drawings 3-dimensional, you have to use a red and a blue marker. Draw the designs in blue first, then outline them in red after.
It was easy enough even for my little guy to do! He loved it!
How Do 3-D Drawings Work?
To see in 3D each eye must see a slightly different picture. Have you ever noticed how if you close one eye, things seem to shift? Our eyes are spaced apart so each eye has its own slightly different view. Then our brain puts the two pictures together to form one 3D image that has depth to it.
When you have the 3-D glasses, each eye is seeing a different image due to the differing colors. The drawings help to create that 3-D effect by being in different colors and being slightly spaced. It’s pretty amazing, actually!
This such a simple but fun project that teaches you so much about the science of how the brain processes images. Thanks for sharing!
Connie Massingill says
This past week the Home School programs made your Penny Spinners!! It was so much fun! Thank you for sharing your ideas!! Connie/Children’s Librarian
Karyn Tripp says
Thanks for letting me know, Connie! I am so glad you enjoyed them.