Back to School Letter Art Challenge
Make Letters Fun Again!
Teachers and parents, here’s a fun and creative idea for kids during this back to school season. All your children will need is a sketchbook and some colorful OOLY art supplies to get them on their way!
Challenge your kids to create letter art for as many letters of the alphabet as they can. They can either choose to represent the letters of their name, a favorite character or try to tackle the entire alphabet.
SUGGESTED MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED FOR THE LETTER ART CHALLENGE:
- A sketchbook (such as OOLY’s Carry Along Sketchbook)
- OOLY Sketch and Color Colored Pencil Set
- OOLY Kaleidoscope Multi-Colored Pencils
- OOLY Big Bright Brush Markers
- OOLY Chroma Blends Watercolor Set
- OOLY Pixie Paste Brush-On Glitter Glue
- OOLY Double Ended Permanent Markers
- Glass of water for painting
Start With A Pencil Outline
The easiest way to start, is to brainstorm a clever subject for each letter that is drawn. Think animals, food or weather related shapes. For instance ‘R’ for ‘Rainbow’, ‘M’ for ‘Mermaid’ or ‘I’ for ‘Ice Cream’.
Using a pencil, lightly outline your letter art idea. Using a permanent marker, retrace the lines so that your creation can be colored in or painted and maybe apply glitter as a finishing touch.
Get Creative with Color
Have fun experimenting with different art supplies that correlate to your artwork. For instance, the Kaleidoscope Pencils work perfectly to color a rainbow! Big Brush Markers can be used for bright and colorful details and they are easy for little hands to hold. The Chroma Blends Watercolors will really make your creations pop! Since the watercolors come in Neon or Pearlescent you can decide on the wow factor!
Make it Special
For an extra special touch to your letter art, add some Pixie Paste (glittery glue) on top for some extra bling!
Teachers can use this technique in the classroom with every child doing their first intial. Then hang them around the classroom for some colorful learning. Hang them up at home too to re-enforce the learning of the letters. And the fun thing about this challenge, is that it can be created on the go. Have the kids bring their sketchbooks in the car for long trips to promote creativity. Need some additional inspiration? Here are some bonus letter ideas to get you started: