Monday, May 7, 2012

Framed Crayon Monogram Letter Art

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

When I saw this idea, I knew I wanted to implement it for Teacher Appreciation Week.


First I printed out a large letter of the teacher's initial.  I also printed her name next to it.  The large "J" was printed very lightly so that it wouldn't be seen.

 

  Next, I lined up my crayons in the order that I was going to use them.


 On a scratch sheet of paper, I marked the length of my cut and started chopping away.


I glued the crayons right onto the paper.


Then I framed it.


I really like the way it turned out.


 The glass that is normally in the front of the frame was removed and placed in the back.  Also, in the back, I added a picture and wrote, "Thanks for making 2nd grade so colorful."


 One done, another to go.


The letter A was much more difficult and time consuming, but it turned out pretty good.


I simply love the way they look. I may use the idea in the boys' room, but on a larger scale.



One day down, 4 more to go! Stay tuned for a full week of Teacher Appreciation ideas!

6 comments:

  1. Can you tell me where you printed out the letter template? I would love to do this for an end of the year gift for my sons teacher. Thanks!

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    1. There wasn't a template. I just used a word processor and typed in a letter. I can't remember the font I used for the letter "J", but I think the "A" was in New Times Roman.

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  2. What did you use to glue the crayons? And how hard were they to cut? Thanks, they look great!

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    1. I used regular school glue to paste them down. They were slightly difficult to cut at first. Once you get the hang of it, it gets easier. Try to keep the knife completely straight when cutting down or your crayon pieces will be angled. I learned that the hard way :)

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  3. how did you type the teacher's name sideways?

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    1. You can rotate the text in the word processor.

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