8 Crafts for Letter V
Mixed Media Volcanoes
I am starting with my favorite craft, which I found at Cindy DeRosier: My Creative Life. I love it because not only does it reinforce the letter, but it is truly an art project which allowed the kids to bring their own creativity and style. First they painted the background with watercolors. The next day they added their volcanoes (I cut them for my Two and Four). Then they added tissue paper and smoke. Check out Cindy’s blog for more about this craft, and be sure to check out her Children’s Crafts from A-Z — great stuff!
I never would have guessed there could be a cute vulture craft, but Melissa over at Creativity Takes Flight has a great one! As you can see, the kids painted the branch, used their handprints for the vultures’ bodies, added a thumb print head (and swirled the paint a bit — they have tiny thumbs!). The next day they added the beak and eye. I love these!
V is for Vase
While the older kids were having fun together, my Two came into the kitchen and told me he wanted to do a craft. So he glued this giant letter V to his paper and used a crayon to draw the stems. (His green marker was the preferred choice, but earlier this week it fell victim to my One, who bites the tips off stray markers. Ugh.) We used a paper punch to make the flowers. Easy!
My One (15 months) did this craft sitting on my lap. I gave him a piece of brown paper and a brown marker, and he went to town drawing and dotting the paper. The marker went close to his mouth a few times — that’s why this was an on-Mommy’s-lap craft! I cut out the volcano, applied the glue, and helped him stick it down. He loved patting down the V’s that I gave him. The point of this craft was not to teach my One the letter V. At this point I’m just trying to get him to listen to board books without tossing them! But it was fun to give him some one-on-one time, and he loves doing crafts with me. I saw this idea at The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.
V is for Vegetable Collage
Here’s a super easy craft for letter V. Get out your grocery store ads and work with your little one to make a vegetable collage on a letter V.
V on a Vine
Here’s a simple craft from Preschool Playbook. You just need some green yarn and some construction paper. My boys did their own leaf cutting; I supplied the letter V’s.
My Two used peppers and a potato to make this vegetable print. Broccoli and cauliflower work really well, too!
Vacuum the V’s
I never know which craft my kids will love the most, and I was really surprised when my Four and Six had so much fun with this one. Designing original crafts is not my strong suit, but I did come up with this one myself.
I know, it’s a little goofy. I mean, really – a vacuum craft? But this is the letter V, people. There isn’t much to choose from. Anyway, you can see that the vacuums had V’s for their mouths and were vacuuming up the V’s off the floor. My kids just loved drawing the faces on their machines. Later they cut around the edges and pretended to vacuum the floor. Fun stuff.
Alphabet Curriculum for Preschool
Our curriculum includes lessons for teaching both upper and lowercase letter names and sounds. You’ll get three lessons per letter, built-in review, simple handwriting practice, rhyming, syllable counting, phonemic awareness, and a whole lot more!
I clicked on the link for W arts and crafts and it took me to V, but I can’t find the W crafts via the search box. Can you help me? Thanks!
Hi Alicia! Sorry about that. You can find the W crafts here: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/crafts-for-letter-w/
Great Ideas, THX!
Great Ideas for a difficult letter….We painted with veggies today and had a ball! I gave them a 12×18 piece of brown construction paper folded & cut at the top with zigzag & a little notch to look like a brown grocery bag. We painted with peppers, broccoli, potatoes, carrots, celery & green beans. (I’d be glad to share a pic) We’ll be making the vacuums this week and your volcanos, too. Thanks for the ideas.
I love that craft idea, Jane! Putting it on a notched paper bag is an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing that!
Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome ,Joye! Thanks for stopping by!
I LOVE the letter of the week idea! I am going to start doing that with my son.
I would love it if you would come link up on our Artsy Play Wednesday kids’ craft linky.
Thanks so much for the invite, Kristen!
Shaunna @ Fantastic Fun and Learning
Great collection of V crafts! Our V theme was vegetables, and we had fun with some the same vegetable projects…vegetable printing was a collective favorite around here. I love your V Volcano…super cute!
Thanks so much for checking it out, Shaunna!
I love seeing your interpretation of my volcano project! Your kids did a beautiful job. But where’s yours? 😉
Your vacuum cleaners are ADORABLE. What a fun idea!
Sorry I’m a little behind, Cindy — thanks so much for stopping by! My pinning finger got very tired as I looked through your ABC’s of children’s crafts. Such great stuff!
I don’t make my own crafts because I am corralling my 15 month old, who isn’t quite ready for most of our crafts.
Is that a good enough excuse? 🙂
Yes, that is an excellent excuse. 🙂