8 Creative Word Art Ideas for Kids

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Have fun combining letters and words and turning it into works of art. You will find a collection of ideas from the simple to more intricate.

Unless otherwise indicated, images on this page come from 1st to 7th-grade students of Shannon Stewart at Stetson Elementary School in Phoenix.

Now…challenge your kids to see what they come up with!

letter art using the letter B.

1. 1st Grade Name Quilts

Letter quilt word art with the name Cassidy.
Letter art quilt using the name Michael. Each square using a letter from the name.

2. Car Tires Word Art

A car word art.

3. Cloud Heat Sun

Heat, cloud, sun, word art drawing.

4. Shoes by Lace

Words shoes by lace that look like a shoe.

5. Word SnapShot Collage

A collage of a bunch of different words and small picture.

6. First Names Word Art

Word art using first names, this one with the name Dominique.
Word art using first names, this one with the name Allie.
Word art using first names, this one with the name Kayla.
Word art using first names, this one with the name Makena.
Letter art using the letter D.

This is how to do this


This below display wall sample is from Display Photos. Children used pastels to draw their nicknames or initials in the style of graffiti writing. Graffiti  responsibly was also discussed during this art activity.

A bulletin board with different word art name on them.

7. Write the ABC’s in Bubble Letters

ABC's letter art using bubble letters.

Instructions

  1. Begin by showing students how to draw “bubble” letters. When ready…
  2. Have children write the ABC’s in bubble-style. Change the size and direction of the letters, using overlap, to add variety and interest.
  3. Draw line patterns in the background, repeating some patterns, drawing some lines thick, others thin, etc.
  4. When the background is filled, color the letters with markers.
  5. Idea Source and Image by 6th grader of techyteacher

8. Ambiguous Image Word Art

What do you see first? The ‘word’ or the ‘picture’…RAT (Tail)?

Ambiguous image word art. This one says rat and it looks like a rat.  Do you see the word or the rat first?

Flame

Ambiguous image word art. This one says flame and it looks like flames.  Do you see the word or the flame first?

In Summary

There you have it, 8 creative word art ideas for kids. This is a great way to tap into your children’s creativity. Sometimes kids can express the most creativity through restrictions like using letters or words in the art itself.

Which one was your favorite? Were you able to use some of the ideas as inspiration for having your kids do letter art in the classroom?

A collection of letter and word art ideas for kids.
A collection of letter and word art ideas for kids. A fun classroom project.

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