Howdy everyone! I am pretty excited to post this craft today for a couple reasons. First of all, it’s super cute. Secondly, I bought the supplies for this a month ago, and they’ve been sitting on my desk until earlier yesterday. If that doesn’t reveal how much of a slacker I am to you guys, I’m not sure what will. Addie has been hounding me to make these for forever it feels like, and we finally did it- and documented it for the blog.
These are definitely kid friendly. If your kid can paint in a straight line, and you don’t mind a little Mod Podge hanging around for a couple weeks, you’re golden.
What you’ll need:
- Wooden Initial Letters
- Scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush (or sponge tip brush)
- hot glue
First, pick your scrapbook paper. A friend of mine sent us a whole book with all the colors of the rainbow and different patterns. I did one letter green and one red, because festivus.
Take your wooden letters and flip them upside down on the backside of your sheet of paper. Trace the letter onto the piece of paper and cut it out. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to get sticky.
Brush a decent amount of Mod Podge onto the front surface of the letter. If you’re letting your kiddo help with this, just try to make sure they are brushing in nice even strokes so that the paper doesn’t bubble up. Once you have a good amount of Mod Podge covering the letter, lay your scrapbook paper on top. Press it down until you are sure it’s good and stuck.
If you have overlap, take the tip of your brush along the sides of the letter and brush on more glue. Press the sides of the paper down.
Last, you’re going to brush some of the Mod Podge over top of the scrapbook paper. Again, be sure that your kids are brushing on the glue in nice even strokes, and be sure to get the sides!
Let the letters dry for about an hour.
After they have dried, flip them over and affix some ribbon to the back with hot glue. Let that dry and you’re ready to hang!
I hope your kids enjoy this craft as much as Addie did. I can’t believe this is the first real craft we have done this holiday season! If you’re looking for more, check out the Winter crafts tab here.
Tell me below, what crafts have you been doing this Winter?