Monday, June 5, 2017

100 Days of Art: Day 4 - Optical Illusion Art

The kids and I did a really fun art project today! We made optical illusion art, complete with pictures of them "falling" down a "tunnel". They had a blast! This project took us about two hours from start to finish, but you could break it up into two or even three days.
(Mikaela - age 14)

Materials: paper, ruler, pencil, black marker, colored pencils, picture of your child "falling"

The first thing we did was put a dot in the center of our paper. Then, using a ruler, we drew six lines extending from one end of the paper to the other. Important: Your lines MUST cross ON the dot you drew! 

Next, we traced those lines with a black marker. Then, we drew matching lines on every other section. Then, we drew different lines on the sections that were left.

We talked a little about warm and cool colors, but I let the kids choose whatever colors they wanted to color their projects with. Titus decided not to do a pattern and just colored his randomly!

I took pictures of the kids laying on the floor, pretending to fall. I sized them in Word and printed them out. We cut their bodies out and glued them to the paper! It looks really neat!
(Silas - age 6)

(Titus - age 4)

(Eli - age 11)

(Mercie - age 9)

They had a lot of fun, although Mikalea wouldn't take a "falling" picture for her project (teenagers!). Hers still turned out fantastic (it's at the top!).


  1. That looks fun! We finally got around to making some string art today!

  2. These are so fun. I love how they look like they are falling down the tunnel.