Caroline enjoys trying almost any new art medium we discover. She especially enjoys working with three dimensional art and toys. Because of this, she could hardly wait to get her box of IDO3D Art Pens opened when it arrived!
Using IDO3D Art Pens
IDO3D Art has developed special pens that make it possible for kids to create three dimensional objects with polymers. The kit Caroline had to explore with included four different colored pens, forms, and plastic sheets for creating on.
Since we are a family of creative people, we talk a lot about practice when learning to create whether it is with words, paints, colored pencils, or some other medium. Like most art mediums, working in 3D takes patience and practice to be able to do things like you’ll see in this video. But the potential is amazing!
Creating with IDO3D Art Pens
IDO3D Art kits come with forms and outlines if you want to try building something that you assemble into a 3D object when you are first learning. This gives kids the opportunity to understand how the pens work and get a feel for them. For kids who are naturally artistic, I think working in 3D with these pens presents a new and helpful challenge they might not encounter very often.
Caroline decided to start this way by creating a pair of eye glasses. You start by following the patterns on the special plastic mat.
Here are lots of other ideas for kids who really want to put forth the effort to practice and learn how to create with IDO3D Art pens or even take lessons. I am sure there are lots of tricks to be learned just as there is with any art medium.