Sunday, July 03, 2011

Hand Painted Alphabet

This is a throwback post to before I had a blog. Last summer I painted the entire alphabet for my classroom. I found paper mache letters at Jo-Anns and couldn't wait to start my alphabet. How fun would it have been to blog about each letter as it was finished?! I thought you might enjoy seeing them & be inspired to paint your own set for your classroom!

A is for apple.
B is for blue.
C is for cow.
D is for doughnut. 

E is for egg.
F is for flower.
G is for green.
H is for heart.

I is for ice cream.
J is for jelly fish.
K is for kite.
L is for ladybug.

No, I did not paint Nemo. I mod podged photos on. I'm not THAT good.

M is for moon.
N is for Nemo.
O is for orange.
P is for purple.

Q is for quilt.
R is for red.
S is for sun.
T is for turtle. 
(boyfriend said they looked like toasters. thanks.)

U is for umbrella.
V is for vine.
W is for watermelon.
X is for xylophone.

Y is for yellow.
Z is for zebra.

I gradually made these over the summer months last year. I was fortunate that my classroom conveniently already had hooks around the wall and it was PERFECT for hanging these. If you look at the picture below, you can see them hanging around the ceiling.

I varied the heights that I hung them at so I didn't have to stress over them being even or not. 

Have you taken on any large projects for your classroom recently?


Miss Kindergarten said...

I LOVE this!!!!!!! You are so creative!

Miss Kindergarten

Erin Lukas said...

Aw, thanks!!

Rhoda said...

these are great! i was gonna tell you which letter was my fave, but my list grew long, so i like a bunch of them a lot! :)

Erin Lukas said...

Thanks Rhoda! I like letters I, J, K, L the best I think! [See, I can't even pick just one!]

Anonymous said...

WOW, these are amazing!!!! You are so creative!!!
Tash xx

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