Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for a New Year Drawing and a New Year Coloring Page. It’s fun to draw them in 3D!
If you think your students have spent a bit too much time on their keyboards lately, typing instead of writing, then maybe a fun 3D letter project would be a nice change of pace.
My original “How to Draw 3D Letters” post (that includes the entire alphabet) has been pretty popular, so I thought that another lettering project honoring the new year might be a good idea.
These “Happy New Year” letters come directly from that collection, they are just condensed into one PDF to include only the letters needed to spell out the New Year’s greeting. And for good measure, a tracing page is included, just in case some younger ones want to join in on the fun.
Materials for a New Year Drawing
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- Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips. Stabilo Markers. They have the best colors, the best tips, and last the longest.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.
- Stabilo Markers. The large pack provides lots of fun color choices, several shades of each color, including a few choices for skin. The tips are perfect for coloring, and there’s even a promise that they will work after being uncapped for 8 weeks!
Step by Step Directions
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to draw Happy New Year 3D Letters
- Here’s how to draw the letter H.
- And then the letter A.
- Followed by a letter P.
- Draw another P.
- Add a letter Y.
- Start the next word with an N.
- Then a letter E.
- And a letter W.
- Start the last word with a letter Y.
- Add a letter E.
- Draw a letter A.
- And finally a letter R.