Free Lesson Plan: 3-D Hand Drawings

3-D Hands

Objective: To teach not to judge by having students create art based off the outline of their hand.

Materials: White computer paper, pencils, colored pencils, markers, crayons

Prep: Provide an example of a 3-D hand. Start by tracing your hand. Then draw lines horizontally. Have the lines outside of your hand be straight, arch the line inside the hand, making a full arch and once getting back to the outside of the hand make the line straight again. once you have this first line continue the pattern up and over that first line. Eventually you will be left with a hand that looks three dimensional.


  1. Start by discussing the idea of not judging others. Discuss the idea that everyone has different traits and they all make them human. Focus in on the idea that no matter what color people are, they’re still people. This is going to be shown through the hands.
  2. Bring out your example 3-D hand. Ask them if they know what color this person is. Reveal it is your hand, but there is no way to tell from the art.
  3. Hand out the white paper, colored pencils, pencils, markers, and crayons.
  4. Have students outline hand with a dark color.
  5. Walk them through making the first line. Have the line go horizontally, make it straight on the outside, have it arch on the inside and then finish the line as straight on the outside again.
  6. Once this initial line is drawn have students follow the pattern with different colors up and down the paper.

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