It’s time to share some crafts for letter Z! No, we’re not done with our alphabet exploration. We’re on letter #16, since we started with the letters easiest to write. (But don’t worry — we’re working hard to get to the end!)
Letter Z was a little tough. What do you really have besides zebras? Not much. But we hope we have enough variety in these six crafts for you to find something to try in your home or classroom!
Crafts for Letter Z
1 -Sleeping Letter Z
My Five glued down the pieces for the letter and added the nightcap (“What’s a nightcap?”). After adding the pom pom, he used a black marker to add the details. Simple and not a lot of creativity involved, but great for reinforcing the letter’s shape and sound! This is based on a letter Z craft I saw at Totally Tots.
2 – Zebra at the Zoo
This was my Three’s favorite letter Z craft, and after deciding not to make one my Five later changed his mind. The basic zoo cages craft (and zebra pattern) is from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids. We found a creative way to make the grass over at Mrs. Karen’s Preschool Ideas – Zoo Week.
3 – Zebra Paper & Painting Project
I love my Three’s zebra project — created with white paper, black paint, and googly eyes. I cut out the pieces, and he glued them down. And since I knew he wasn’t ready to paint the stripes on his own, I drew them in pencil, and he painted over them. Get a full tutorial for this zebra collage over at Busy Bee Kids’ Crafts.
4 – Zero Prints
Such a simple craft that anyone can do — just find something round that your child can dip into paint and make prints with — for the number zero, of course! We used milk jug caps. You could use other lids or a toilet or paper towel tube. You can have your child use all different sized lids to make it extra interesting.
5 – Z is for Zebra
This is a simple and adorable craft that kids like to make. It’s all over the Internet, so I’m not sure I could find the original source if I hunted for days!
6 – Zebra Handprint Art
Who doesn’t love a handprint craft? This one was tricky for my Three, but my Five loved adding the zebra detail to his white handprints. I saw this craft in a Zebra and Zoo post at Creativity Takes Flight.
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