How to make a 3D eye with materials

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How to make a 3D eye with materials
You an make a 3-D eye model using a few simple materials. (Getty Creative)

If you are teaching human anatomy to primary-age students, you can make the curriculum more interactive by providing the kids with a hands-on model of a human body part, such as an eye. Although you can buy a 3-D eye model from an educational supply company, it can be very costly. One solution is to make your own 3-D eye model out of a few basic craft materials that can be purchased from an art store.

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Things you need

  • 20-cm (8-inch) foam ball
  • Pencil
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Brown modelling clay
  • Black modelling clay
  • 5-cm (2-inch) round lens from a pair of glasses
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Hold the foam ball in one hand. Press an unsharpened end of a pencil into the foam ball to make a 5-cm (2-inch) wide, 5-cm (2-inch) deep hole.

  2. 2

    Paint the outside of the foam ball using white acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

  3. 3

    Press brown modelling clay into the hole. This will be the iris of the eye.

  4. 4

    Press a 2.5-cm (1-inch) circle of black modelling clay into the iris. This will be the pupil of the eye.

  5. 5

    Insert a hot glue stick into the hot glue gun. Plug the gun into a wall outlet to heat up for a few minutes.

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