Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Now I Know My ABCs ~ U is for Umbrella

It's time for some fun alphabet crafts!! We hope you enjoy these! If you are new, you can visit our ABC webpage to find links to any other letters we have done, letters (with books listed) coming up, as well as all the fun crafty letters we have been working on. Be sure to check it out!

image The Umbrella by Jan Brett

Summary: This book is a tropical twist on The Mitten, taking place in Costa Rica. More and more animals pile into the umbrella ~ great illustrations as always!


What You’ll Need:

  • Pink, blue, and black foam sheet/construction paper 
  • Pencil {to outline}
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make the ‘U” Umbrella:

  1. Trace and cut an uppercase ‘U’ out of a foam sheet {you choose the color} or construction paper. I used a foam sheet that was about 4" x 5" in size.
  2. Cut an ‘inside’ for the letter U ~ to use as the inside of the umbrella. I used a complimentary color so that the letter U would stand out.
  3. Use the black foam to cut a handle for your umbrella.
  4. Cut some raindrops out of the blue foam.
  5. Glue the pieces of the umbrella together.


1 comment:

Linnell Fowers said...

I totally love this!  Thank you!  I was trying to figure out how to make an umbrella craft for our "U" week.