3D Name Sculpture Lesson Plan

Instructor: Maria Airth

Maria has a Doctorate of Education and over 15 years of experience teaching psychology and math related courses at the university level.

In this lesson plan, the concepts of 2D and 3D art are taught through a brief instructional period leading to a hands-on activity. After creating their own 3D name sculpture, an optional written extension allows students to reflect on the process.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define relevant terms such as: two-dimensional, three-dimensional and font
  • Describe a 3D name sculpture
  • Demonstrate an understanding of three-dimensional art by creating such art


30-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

Please note that each state has different standards for Art. Please consult your state's standards to ensure proper alignment.


  • Pictures of examples of both 2D and 3D art
  • A large print-out of multiple fonts available to students (print the name of the font in that font)
  • Access to a computer and a printer
  • Printer paper
  • Card paper (ask parents to donate used cereal boxes)
  • Art supplies (scissors, markers and tape or glue)
  • An example of a 3D name sculpture


  • Two-dimensional (2D)
  • Three-dimensional (3D)
  • Font
  • Enlarge

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