Textured letters CraftI have been drooling over the anthropologie-style wall letters (like these at Tip Junkie) and Elmers & Xacto gave me the perfect opportunity to make my own set with an Elmer’s Summer Craft Party!   They sent me a big box of goodies including foam boards, glue sticks, glue dots, markers and more!   They also sent us these adorable burlap canvas bags – my inspiration for our project.   The Quirky kids and I invited another family over for a total of seven kids to have a great crafting time. . We love the finished product of our wall-art.   Thank you Elmers !   And you, my beloved reader, have the chance to have your very own Elmer’s Craft Party too!     Giveaway details below.Oversized Textured Wall Letters . We used Elmer’s Mini Bi-Fold Foam Boards.   These boards are the perfect size.   Each foam board makes 2 – 12″ tall, 9″ wide letters.     I made our letters a bit more narrow as I wanted a “taller” look.   Trace the font of your choice onto the boards and carefully cut out the letters with a razor blade (obviously, the kids did not “help” in this phase).     making giant Textured letters . Can you imagine a glue stick that can glue burlap to paper?   And be strong enough that kids can fuss with it?   I was very impressed with the Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue sticks!   They are powerful stuff!   Oversized Textured Wall LettersAdd a dag of glue stick or one of the glue dots and wrap your letters in textiles.   We cut tissue paper into strips, added scraps of yarn, glitter, and of course burlap strips from our Elmer’s gift bags – it’s brilliant orange fits the color scheme of our playroom perfectly!.making giant Textured letters Half the fun was trying to figure out how to “wrap” the yarn and the scraps.   One of the kids had more fun knotting the yarn – and another had fun gluing her fingers and feeling how they stuck together. Oversized Textured Wall Letters Personally, I loved (yes, pun intended) the finished product. Oversized Textured Wall Letters . Want to win some nifty Elmers supplies to have your own craft day?  

Note: We have a winner!!!  

My kids and some of their friends (Thanks, Laugh with us Blog) have voted!   They want to make fairy houses!   Jennifer Radtke is our winner!   I will contact her shortly and arrange for Elmers to send her some supplies.


Leave us a comment and tell us what you would make with Elmers Giftsome of these Elmer craft supplies.   Winner will not be chosen randomly.   A kiddo will pick the craft they think is the most creative (or that they want to do next).   Check out their site for lots of ideas!   You may not be related to any of QM’s writers/editors or the child doing the “picking” to win (sorry, Mom).   You   must be a US resident to win. . Thanks bunches Elmers for making our day and sponsoring QM – the kids, myself and our guests enjoyed the supplies and the gift card.   You made our day!

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  1. great project! so smart to take this idea into the realm of kid’s crafts! loved the manilla folder car garage too, and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, I hope you’ll be back to share some more quality projects! (and from the look of things it seems quite likely you’ll make it into the features next week!)

  2. Great idea! I love the look of the letters like this I have seen, but hate that they were expensive! You’ve taken that aspect out of it! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I would love to do this activity within my speech therapy sessions with kids! How fun to let them do their initials!

  4. Wow! What a great idea. I have seen fabric letters but this is the best idea so far. It turned out really really great. With the elmers supplies, I would for sure do this project. Even without them! We have been doing all sorts of cutting and gluing this summer. I have three boys 7,5,3 and this is the first year they are really getting into my little crafty projects and making their own.We are running out of supplies. 🙂