Me: “Do you want to do a craft?”
Miss O: “YEAH!!!!”
The magic words. If she’s driving me batty, I just say the magic words and she will sit down and do just about any craft that I come up with. I recently purchased a Cricut Explore Air
which is pretty much the best thing ever. When I need something quick, I cut out the shape of her favourite character/animal/food/etc. and she will colour it all in. I decided to embark on a more educational project in the form of letters turned into fun crafts. These alphabet crafts are a great way to turn learning into fun.
It only made sense to do A is for Apple. To really get your kids into the craft, start by reading a book that has your subject included. There are a number of books available out there that include apples that your toddler is sure to love.
Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss
Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time
Apples Grow on a Tree
For this alphabet craft it only seemed fitting to make the A a nice, bright red so it looked just like a fresh, juicy apple. Including a stem with leaf and a little wiggly worm added a nice touch. They are all cut from cardstock using the Cricut Explore Air. The seeds were drawn on with a black marker.
You can use a Cricut to design your craft or you can simply cut everything by hand. Cardstock is definitely not necessary – construction paper will also work just as well. If you are using your Cricut, I like to use Arial Black as a font. I find it is bold enough for the crafts and is very simple – young children might not understand loopy letters as well as they would a solid, block letter.
Instead of a worm you could also draw some ants to tie in your letter A even more. Once everything is cut out, simply glue it all onto a piece of white paper!
Have you done a letter A craft like this one? I’d love to hear all about it!
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Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.