Quick, when you think of things that start with the letter Q, what do you come up with?
Not a lot right?
Well, there actually are quite a few words that start with the letter Q, but when it comes to finding one that a preschooler will recognize, that number starts dropping pretty quickly.
When we got ready to put together our uppercase letter Q craft for our alphabet book, we did a little brainstorming to see what we could come up with and while we did come up with some, a few of them were going to be much harder to try to make than others.
So, in the end, we decided on turning our uppercase letter Q into a quilt and once it was all done and put together, it actually turned out much better than I originally expected!
This is by far, the easiest alphabet book craft that we’ve made so far and it is such a great way to use up those bits and pieces of scrap paper that you have lying around!
To make the base for your letter Q quilt, you’ll need:
- A sheet of white card stock
- White construction paper (we went with white so that you would end up seeing the paper pieces more than the letter behind it when everything was put together)
And for the pieces of your quilt, scrapbook paper!
You could also use up any pieces of scrap construction paper that you have lying around if you want to reduce your waste.
First things first, start by cutting your uppercase letter Q out of your piece of white construction paper.
Again, we went with white so that the pieces of scrapbook paper would pop a bit more, but you could use any color you like!
Next up, design your quilt!
For this, I pulled out a book of basic scrapbook paper that we had and let the preschooler pick out whatever colors he wanted. From the look of the paper he picked, I think he may already be getting ready for Halloween 🙂
To get the pieces for your quilt, cut your pieces of scrapbook paper into roughly 1 to 1 1/2 inch squares so that they fill out your letter Q and throw them all into a pile.
Now you’re ready to start building your quilt.
For our quilt, I put all of the square scrapbook pieces into a pile and handed the preschooler the glue stick and let him have at it. He loved being able to make patterns and decide which colors would go where.
Once your entire letter Q is covered with quilt squares, flip the whole thing over and give the back side a good coating of glue.
To finish it off, just flip it back over and stick the whole thing down to your sheet of white card stock.
Hole punch the sides of your card stock, grab the interactive alphabet page below, and you’re all ready to add your newest creation to your alphabet book!