Video:How to Do a Color Cut Out Craftwith Scott Franchell
This fun and easy color cut out craft will help teach children colors along with early learning and sound comprehension skills.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Do a Color Cut Out CraftHi, I'm Scott for About.com. Today I'm gonna to show you how to make a color cut-out craft. This craft is designed to help children learn their colors. I'll demonstrate by cutting out a large letter b to represent the color blue. I'll then decorate it with images of things that are blue and start with the letter B. This fun and easy craft will help teach children colors along with early learning and sound comprehension skills. You can chose any color you like for this activity.
Supplies for a Color Cut Out CraftYou'll need:
- a printer
- A large letter printout
- 1 sheet of construction paper box of crayons glue stick or gluescissors
Instructions for Doing a Color Cut Out CraftStart by deciding on a color and printing out the alphabet letter that color begins with. You can find coloring book pages for all of the letters from A - Z on Familycrafts.About.com. These coloring book pages will work perfectly for this project, you can also draw your own free hand. If you explore the about.com site, you'll find many coloring book images that you can print out to decorate your letter with. Again, I'm going to use the letter b, so I will look for images that are both blue and start with the letter b. You can always throw the adjective blue in front of an objects you want to decorate your letter with, for example “Blue Bucket.”Save the letters and decorative images to your computer then print them out. Carefully cut out your letter. Place the letter on a colored piece of construction paper. Use this cutout as a simple stencil. Trace the letter. Cut the letter out of the construction paper.
Additional Instructions for Doing a Color Cut Out CraftNow color the decorative images from the about.com website. Cut them out. Clean up any rough edges. Apply the glue stick to the back of every image. You may want first put down a newspaper or sheet of wax paper so you don't get glue on your work surface. Now decorate your letter with the images however you like. Be sure to press the cut out down firmly so the glue sets. You can also draw images freehand onto the letter. You can use colored pencils, markers, or any other craft supplies you have around to color in the images. Let the glue dry for a couple minutes.
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