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While all of our alphabet book crafts have been a lot of fun to make, the lowercase letter V takes the cake I think.
With a science loving kiddo, there really is only one thing that we could make for the letter V, a volcano!
If your kids are anything like mine, this explosive craft will pretty be the highlight of their day.
To make an exploding letter V volcano of your own, you’ll need:
- A sheet of white card stock
- Black and brown construction paper
- Red paint
- A straw
Now, I’ll go ahead and warn you ahead of time, this one can get messy quickly. If you’re crafting on a surface that you’d rather not cover in paint, grab some newspaper or an old sheet to cover your work space before you ever get started.
Once your area is prepped, you’ll need to cut out your pieces and really, it doesn’t get much easier than this one.
From the brown construction paper, cut out a large triangle for the base of your volcano and from the black, cut out your lowercase letter V. This black V will make up the mouth of your volcano.
To assemble them, lay your letter V on top of your brown triangle so that the inside of the letter matches up with the sides of your triangle.
Glue the letter V in that spot and then trim the brown construction paper out of the inside of the letter.
Once your volcano is made, glue the entire thing onto your sheet of card stock. You’ll want to place it along the bottom of your page so that you have plenty of room for the paint explosion that is coming up!
When you’re ready, mix some of your paint with just a little bit of water to thin it and then pour a tiny bit of it onto your card stock right in the middle of your letter V.
Using the straw, have your child blow the paint in all different directions so that when they’re finished, it will look like lava exploding out of the mouth of your volcano.
When they’re satisfied with their paint explosion, set it aside to dry and grab the printable lowercase letter V page from the bundle of interactive alphabet pages and get them both ready to be added to your book.