3D Hand Art: Fun Activity To Boost Your Child’s Creativity

Magic is something that’s sought after by all children. Has your child ever noticed a hand protruding out of paper? Well, he/she will now. Here’s our 3-minute video showing how an illusion of a protruding hand is done with just sketch pens and marker! A fun little magic trick to keep your child engaged this weekend! By doing this 3d hand art activity, your child’s curiosity is tested, apart from the creative, sensory, and fine motor skills.

This activity will:

  • Teach your child about optical illusions
  • Help boost your child’s creativity and confidence
  • Keep your child away from the TV and smartphone

Materials You’ll Need:
1) Pencil
2) Sketch
3) Marker
4) Eraser
5) A4 Sheet
3min 3D hand
Instructions for 3D Hand Art:
1) Trace the hand using a pencil. 
2) With sketch pens and markers, draw straight lines around the outline of hand. Draw curved lines inside the outline.
3) Using a pencil darken the outline and smudge it. The 3D hand print is done! 
Did you and your child try the activity? Tell us about it in the ‘Comments’ section below.
If your child enjoyed this activity, then he/she is sure to love our Colour Scientist box – filled with engaging activities on colours, patterns, hues, and more!

90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
Find out if your child is being meaningfully and positively engaged by taking this simple quiz.


Sumitra writes on any topic that isn't political, mathematical, or well, hard to decode. She loves to read and narrate stories, put together quizzes, stargaze, and go to the beach. She has worked as a journalist, a storyteller, and a content developer. Now, she works with Flintobox, and without a doubt contributes for the blog.


  • namrata bajaj.

    August 10, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Excellent activity videos. Me n my kids both keep searching mails from flintobox everyday n try out all of their interest. Thank you flinto box

  • Upma

    April 8, 2016 - 8:09 am

    Good activities for kids. Nice and helpful videos. Do you have activities for 10+ year kids also?

  • Jagadeesh

    February 16, 2016 - 1:02 pm

    Kudos to team, its lovely, easy and simple to create the things.

    • Sumitra

      February 16, 2016 - 1:40 pm

      Hi Jagadeesh, Thank you for your feedback! =)

  • Sudhipan

    February 6, 2016 - 3:01 pm

    Very nice video . A unique concept.

    • Sumitra

      February 16, 2016 - 1:41 pm

      Hi Sudhipan, thank you for your feedback! =)

  • Deepa G

    November 9, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    Very nice videos. Thanks so much …..

    • Sumitra

      November 12, 2015 - 10:41 am

      Hi Deepa, thanks for your feedback!

  • Poonam Thapar

    November 8, 2015 - 2:10 am

    Awesome video for kids during holidays times.

    • Sumitra

      November 9, 2015 - 11:49 am

      Hi Poonam, thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked it.

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