3D Handprint

Prepare this simple optical illusion using a few markers and a sheet of paper!
Today we are so excited to show you our video tutorial for 3D Handprint optical illusion! No matter if your kids are pre-writers or writers, this mesmerizing 3D Handprint optical illusion is great in practicing manual skills and so fun at the same time.

Hope this will inspire you to make a lot of these drawings with your little ones! We’ll be more than happy to see the results of your work, so don’t be shy and share them with us and other handimaniacs.

What you need:


  • pencil
  • markers

Supplies / ingredients:

  • sheet of paper A4/Letter size

As usual, gather all needed supplies :)


Trace your hand (and a bit of a wrist) using a pencil. Remember to do it lightly.

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Now take a marker and draw straight lines across the paper to an outline of your hand. After that point, draw a curved line to the next point on the outline and then continue with a straight line.

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It’s time to make your 3D hand more lively! Take at least 3 markers in different colors and fill the gaps between basic lines by drawing lines in between. Always repeat the same order of colors. If it’s necessary, fill any white spots you missed.

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If you want, you can add some shadow on the outline of the hand – the 3D effect will be even more visible.


Look, the 3D hand you’ve just made is about to pop out of paper!

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5 thoughts on “3D Handprint

  1. marlene stabin says:

    Really like this and can’t wait for my Freedom school students to try this tomorrow or Tues.

  2. NOTtellingyoumynameever says:

    I am so gonna try this! I’ve sen it on tv and wanted to find it and now I have! Amazing

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