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Alphabet Art

Here are a few fun mediums you can use to help your students form letters of the alphabet.

Suggested Grades



Students will examine and practice forming letters of the alphabet using a variety of mediums.

  • Pretzel Dough

    Break off a small piece of refridgerated French bread dough and roll it into a long snake. Then shape it into letters and place on a greased tray. In a bowl stir egg white from one egg with a tablespoon of water. Brush each letter with the mixture, then sprinkle coarse salt on top. Bake the letters in a 350 degrees fahrenheit oven for fifteen to twenty minutes. Cool then eat.

  • Peanut Butter

    Mix 18 oz. of peanut butter, 6 tablespoons of honey, and enough non-fat dry milk until you get a workable dough. Add a bit of cocoa for flavour and this dough is ready to shape into letters and eat.

  • Popcorn

    Pop up a big bowl of popcorn. Ask students to write out the letters on a piece of paper, and then glue the popcorn on the paper, following the shape of the letter.
  • Yarn

    Give students a long piece of yarn and cut and shape it into letters on a piece of paper. When they are satisfied with their end products, ask them to glue them on a piece of paper.

  • Shaving Cream

    Spray a small ball of shaving cream on each student's work area. Ask them to use their fingers to make letters out ot it. Make sure that you remind them not to put it in their mouths!

  • Plastecine Letters

    Roll out plastecine into a long snake, then form letters.

  • Glitter

    Ask students to write out a letter on a piece of paper and trace it with glue. Then throw glitter on it and shake the excess glitter off.

  • Leaves

    Collect a variety of leaves. Ask students to write out a letter on a piece of paper and trace it with glue, then glue leaves overlapping eachother in the formation of the letter.

  • Icing

    Ask students to form letters, using an icing bag, on top of cupcakes.

  • Cereal

    Glue cereal pieces into the shape of letters.

  • Pasta

    Glue pasta pieces into the shape of letters.

  • Buttons

    Blue buttons into the shape of letters.

  • Water

    Dip paint brushes in water and "paint" letters onto a blackboard or a piece of construction paper.