Alphabet Drawing Board

Make a drawing board with your child for him or her to learn and practice the alphabet.
Alphabet Drawing Board craft

Materials

  • Styrofoam board or thick paperboard
  • Any transparent film: hot laminate film,
    contact paper or acetate film
  • A4 or Letter size paper
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • White glue
  • Craft knife
  • White board markers
  • Tissue pape or white board eraser

Safety Tips

  • Keep the craft knife out of young children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Alphabet Drawing Board Ask for an adult's help1. First thing you need to do is to laminate an A4 or Letter size paper. There are 3 ways to do this:

1.) Sandwich the paper in between 2 contact paper sheets.
2.) Go to a copy center and have them laminate the paper using a hot laminator.
3.) Glue the edges of the paper onto a sheet of acetate film. If you do this third option like I did, your drawing board will be slightly wrinkled at the edges.
Step 2 Alphabet Drawing Board Ask for an adult's help2. Use the laminated paper as a guide to cut Styrofoam board or thick paperboard. The board should be wider than the laminated paper by at least 1 ½ inches on all four sides.
Step 3 Alphabet Drawing Board 3. Glue the laminated paper at the center of the board.
Step 4 Alphabet Drawing Board 4. You can make your alphabet letters or print out any of these alphabet template sets:
Step 5 Alphabet Drawing Board 5. Color the letters if you chose a black & white template.
Step 6 Alphabet Drawing Board 6. Cut around each letter.
Step 7 Alphabet Drawing Board 7. Glue the letters around the drawing board.
Step 8 Alphabet Drawing Board 8. Once the glue has dried, you can start drawing on your board!

Practice writing the alphabet letters and draw objects that start with those letters.
Step 9 Alphabet Drawing Board 9. Use a whiteboard eraser or a piece of tissue to erase and start again.
Step 10 Alphabet Drawing Board 10. You can also use the drawing board to draw anything you like. Exercise your imagination and have fun drawing!

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