A fun craft that doubles as a party decoration and teaches kids how to read? It may sound way too good to be true, but Crafting Community and Kid Made Modern have a project that provides all that and more — alphabet garland! This versatile craft is easy enough for your kids to help create, and all the letter practice is perfect for back-to-school season. And after you get a taste of the gorgeous color combinations and decorating possibilities, you may just find yourself making more letters after the little ones are asleep!
It certainly is easy to see why this alphabet garland is such a popular workshop at Crafting Community’s annual family retreat. It will definitely be featured again this year, but Crafting Community wants to make sure you don’t miss out on a single one of their other incredible crafts. That’s why they are offering one lucky family the chance to attend their weekend getaway in Palm Springs this October! Once you see how fun and family-friendly this alphabet garland is, you’ll definitely want to check out what else they have to offer.
In the meantime, take a look at this exclusive step-by-step tutorial from Crafting Community and Kid Made Modern. From birthday party signs to changeable decor for your kid’s room, this alphabet garland is guaranteed to add some color and excitement to your life!
Make DIY Alphabet Garland 1 of 5
Children love to express themselves in color, and this alphabet garland lets them do just that. Help your kids spell out words with this easy project that will have the whole family hanging on their every word!
Gather Your Materials 2 of 5
To make Crafting Community + Kid Made Modern alphabet garlands, you'll need:
- Kid Made Modern plain and patterned tape
- Heavy cardstock or chipboard
- Safety scissors
- Hole punch
- String or twine
- Downloadable alphabet template
Ready Your Letters 3 of 5
Print the letters of your choice, cut them out, and trace them onto your card stock. Flip the cards tock over, and place down alternating strips of tape over the area where the letter is. Flip the card back over, and cut out the letter using the traced outline. The backside of your letter should now be covered in colorful tape!
Assemble the Garland 4 of 5
Punch holes at the top of each letter, and string them together using your string. You can reuse the letters to spell out any words you want: From "Happy Birthday" to "Get Well Soon," the possibilities are endless!
Show off Your Work! 5 of 5
Once you have your garland assembled, make sure you hang it where everyone can see it! It makes an excellent party decoration, but you can also leave it up all year as a reminder of exactly how skilled and crafty you are.
Learn more about how you can enter to win Crafting Community’s unbelievable prize package right here on Babble. With luxury pool and resort amenities, countless crafting opportunities, delicious meals and beverages, this is definitely one giveaway you don’t want to miss!
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