In an attempt to try to get caught up on sharing the pages of our alphabet book, I’ve got another one to share with you today! Yay, right?!
This uppercase letter I craft is super cute and if ever there were the perfect craft for working on scissor skills, this would be it!
Most of the cutting involved in this particular crafts is made up of straight lines and a few wavy curves for which there is absolutely no right or wrong. Make your waves bigger or smaller and the leaf cuts for your tree longer or shorter, your letter I island will look awesome no matter what you do!
Again, there is no right or wrong way to do this craft. It is super simple and a perfect way for little ones that are still learning to use their scissors to get in a little extra practice.
To make your own, you’ll need:
- A sheet of white card stock
- Brown, green, and blue construction paper
As always, start by cutting out the pieces that you’ll need to create your letter craft. Cut out the uppercase letter I from you brown construction paper.
From the blue, cut out a rectangle so that the size matches up with the bottom of your letter and make waves in the top for your water and cut out a palm tree leaf shape from the green.
To assemble your island, have your child first glue their letter I onto their white card stock. Try to glue it towards the bottom of the page and centered in the middle. This will allow you to add your leaf without a lot of overhang that could possibly get ripped off.
Attach the blue waves right onto the bottom of your letter.
For the leaf shape, you could have your child glue it directly onto the letter as is, or you could grab the scissors and try to make it a little more leaf-like 🙂
Just pick a spot to start and have your child start cutting short slits into the paper and work your way around the entire shape. When you’re done, you’ll have a pretty cool looking palm tree!
Once it’s ready, just glue the whole thing onto the top of your letter I, and you’re done!
Grab the printable uppercase letter I printable page to go with it and they’re ready to be added to your book!