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Created 8-6-03





Letter Art



Letter A

  • apple prints

  • glue hole punched apples or Alphabits cereal on Aa

  • apple core tear art

  • painted stuffed apple

  • paint a clip clothespin green to make an alligator; glue on small wiggly eyes and a red tongue

Letter B

  • glue buttons on Bb

  • "bounce" balloons in black, blue and brown paint and make prints

  • butterflies made from coffee filters colored with marker and sprayed with water


Letter C

  • glue on cotton balls on Cc

  • paint by rolling a corn cob in yellow paint

  • calico cats

Letter D

  • glue hole punched dots on Dd

  • make “Harry, the Dirty Dog” by placing black thumbprints on a dog cutout

Letter E

  • glue eggshells on Ee

  • "paint" using egg yolks with food coloring (dries glossy)

  • tint crushed eggshells with food coloring and use pieces to make a picture

Letter F

  • glue goldfish crackers on Ff

  • glue on cutouts of fish; have students add eyes and mouth

  • make “Rainbow Fish” using coffee filters or handprints; add sequins

Letter G

  • glue green or gold glitter on Gg

  • make ghosts by putting a “blob” of white paint on black construction paper and folding it in half; draw on eyes and mouth after it dries

  • make Green Grouches in Garbage Cans

Letter H

  • glue fun foam hearts on Hh

  • make horrible hairy monsters

  • make houses and write address above the door

  • glue pink tissue paper between 2 red heart outlines to make a suncatcher

Letter I

  • glue inch long pieces of paper on Ii

  • paint with ice cubes (put food coloring into water before freezing, cover with tin foil and add toothpicks into each "cube" for a handle to hold on to when painting)

  • sponge paint crumpled green paper with brown and green; cut out in iguana shape

Letter J

  • paint letter Jj with glue and sprinkle Jello on it

  • make “junk” collages

  • combine red and yellow paint while fingerpainting to make orange jack-o-lanterns


Letter K

  • glue Kix cereal on Kk

  • make key rubbings

  • make wallpaper kites with small pieces of fabric glued to yarn tails

Letter L

  • glue lemonheads on letter Ll

  • draw lines using rulers

  • make lambs by gluing on cottonballs or pieces of yarn

Letter M

  • glue M&Ms on letter Mm

  • marble paint

  • paint monkeys by adding crushed shredded wheat to brown paint

Letter N

  • glue torn newspaper noodles on Nn

  • make and decorate neckties

  • make a crayon-resist night sky by painting black tempera over crayon-drawn stars and moon

Letter O

  • glue small O’s (cheerios) on Oo

  • make an octopus by gluing 8 strips of paper (tentacles) to a circle; use reinforcements or glue on cheerios for “suckers”

Letter P

  • glue pink and purple pompoms or pipecleaners on Pp

  • make a pink pig

  • handprint penguin

Letter Q

  • cut the ends from Q-tips and glue on Qq

  • paint with Q-tips

  • make a quilt square

Letter R

Letter S

  • glue stickers, skittles, or seashells on Ss or use stamps to cover the letters

  • decorate silly socks

Letter T

  • glue colored toothpicks or Trix cereal on Tt

  • make a teeny-tiny picture

Letter U

  • make upside down umbrellas or paper plate umbrellas with a pipe cleaner handle

Letter V

  • glue pieces of velvet on Vv

  • make v a vase containing violets and vines

  • make vegetable prints

Letter W

  • glue "wheels" (cheerios) on Ww

  • make a wagon by gluing 2 wooden or paper wheels on a red rectangle and adding a handle

Letter X

  • glue “Dem Bones” candy on Xx

  • make an X-ray skeleton, using pasta or Q-tips for the bones

Letter Y

  • glue yellow yarn on Yy

  • make a yak by gluing lengths of brown/gray yarn on a yak shap

Letter Z

  • use rick-rack to make zigzags

  • make a zebra by marble painting black over a white zebra cutout









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