Jumbo Wall Letters
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Jumbo Wall Letters

Friends will enjoy signing and writing birthday messages on these fun, jumbo letters.

Designed by Craft Marketing Connections, Inc. courtesy of Elmer's.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Elmer's® Foam Board™, 20" x 30" x 3/16": assorted colors, one sheet per letter of name
  • X-ACTO® #1 Craft Knife with extra blades
  • Elmer's® Painters® Opaque Paint Markers, assorted colors
  • 3" tall stencils (optional)
  • Yardstick or ruler
  • Pencil
  • Cutting Mat
  • Large Paper Clips
  • Scratch Paper
 

Project Instructions

On scratch paper sketch block style letters of child’s name, planning where to make thick and thin bars of letters. Use pencil and yardstick to lightly draw block letter on colored side of Elmer's® Foam Board™. (Note: feel free to make letters unusual in proportions to create a fun look.)

Use an X-ACTO® #1 Craft Knife (with new blade) to cut out each letter. (Hint: Score lightly first and then press more firmly to cut deeper, with several passes of the knife. Replace blades often.)

If desired, on first letter of name, lightly sketch 3” letters or plan and lightly trace stencils to spell "Happy Birthday". Fill in letters with chosen color of Painters®. If desired, similarly write other party words on other letters, such as “Cake”, “Party”, “Ice Cream”, “Presents”, “Cards”, “Gifts”, “Fun”, etc. And/or plan to have enough Painters® Paint Markers for family members or kid-guests to write names and or greetings before or during the party;

For hanger, on back measure 3” down from top center. Use an X-ACTO® Knife to make 1/4" long horizontal slit. Slightly separate curved ends of paper clip 1/4". Insert shorter rounded end up into slit, creating hanger loop with longer end of paper clip.

Guests can use Painters® Paint Markers to autograph or write a birthday greeting on letters. After the party, letters can be displayed in child’s bedroom or playroom.
 

Craft Notes

An adult should use X-ACTO® Craft Knife.