Today I’m sharing five fun letter J crafts for preschoolers.
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We’re putting together a big set of learning activities for letter J, and today I’m sharing our art and craft projects. We like putting together a set of crafts for each letter of the alphabet, but some letters are harder than others.
Letter J was a toughie!
J is for Jewels
Jupiter Marble Painting
I printed a giant circle on a piece of paper and put it in a box. We poured red, yellow, brown, white, and orange paint (the colors of Jupiter) into the box. Then we tossed in a marble for rolling around. The idea is that this will create a fun marbled effect.
Personally, I thought this was a pretty cool idea, but my boys weren’t so impressed. My Four decided to use the marble to paint by pushing it around with his hand, resulting in more of a finger painting. The result was not a cool marbled look, but a big brown splotch. Totally fine, of course, but not exactly Jupiter-esque.
My Two began the above picture but lost interest after about two seconds. “I want to paint with cars!” Since I wasn’t ready to start that project this morning, he had a full meltdown.
Maybe you’ll have better success with this one. 😉
We painted with glass jelly jars. The boys rolled the jars at first – and were unsatisfied with the effect. They switched to printing with the mouth of the jar. I would recommend using a plastic jar. The jar got kind of slippery when it was covered in paint. We had a close call or two.
J is for Jellyfish
Did you know I did an entire Letter of the Week craft series at Crystal and Company? This was our letter J craft. Get the free printable pattern.
Paper Plate Jellyfish
I cut a paper plate in half, and my Four decorated it with Do-a-Dot markers. Then we added a line of double stick tape to the back of the plate, and he attached varying lengths of yarn. Of course, googly eyes complement any craft. 😉
Check out the rest of our alphabet crafts here:
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