ALPHABET ART

 

DECORATING LETTERS
Use large letter patterns to cut out your desired letter from light cardboard.
Brainstorm with your child the names of small objects that start with the same sound as your letter.
Assemble some of these objects and let your child glue them onto their large letter pattern.
 
LETTER MOSAICS
Look for large letters in magazines and newspapers.
Cut out letters in square shapes
Set out a pile of these letters and let your child make a letter mosaic picture.
Variation:  Look for only one specific letter and let your child make a collage of this letter.
 
WAX STICKS

Purchase some wax sticks at a craft store.

Let your child mold their favorite letters with the wax sticks.
 
CHALK
Set out some colored chalk on the sidewalk or driveway.
Let your child use the chalk to make their favorite letters.
 
SEWING LETTERS
Using letter patterns, cut out large letter shapes from cardboard.
Then using a hole punch, punch holes around the outside edge of the letter shape, approximately 1” apart.
Give your child a shape and some yarn and have her sew around the letter.
Place some tape around one end of the yarn to create a stiff needle.
 
FINGER PAINTING LETTERS
Give your child some plain paper and some finger paint.
After spreading the paint across her paper, have her draw specific letters in the paint.
 
PAINTERS TAPE LETTERS
Tape a painter’s tape letter onto a plain piece of paper.
Then give the paper to your child along with some paint and a paint brush.
Have your child paint across the paper however he wishes.
When the paint is dry, help your child remove the tape to reveal a white letter.
 
MYSTERY LETTERS
Using a white crayon, draw two or three letters on a piece of white paper.
Then give your child a paint brush and some water colors or a paint wash to spread paint across the paper.
The letters will pop out when they are covered with paint.
 
CLAY LETTERS
Give your child some play dough.
Show her how to make long ropes with the dough.
 Then encourage her to make rope letters.
 
LETTER STAMPS
Purchase some letter stamps or sponges at the craft store.
Give your child an ink pad or paint pad and some paper.
Let your child stamp any letter he wishes on the paper or a specific one you would like him to concentrate on.