Hi there! I just love easy alphabet projects for preschoolers! Today we’re going to make this Magazine Clipping Q is for Quilt Project that’s perfect for your Q letter lessons. Here’s what you’ll need!
You might also be interested in our magazine paper gift bow tutorial while you have old magazines out!
Magazine Clipping Q is for Quilt Project
- 1 piece of construction paper (or a Q letter print out)
- Magazines (I like home decorating ones for the bright colors and kid appropriate headlines)
- Black marker
- Glue stick
Start by drawing a big bold letter Q on the top of your construction paper. Alternatively, you can print out one of the many printable letters we have available for you! Next you’re going to take some time and flip through your magazines to find some pretty patterns! I like pages that are full of color and don’t have a lot of words, as quilts are often brightly colored. Go ahead and rip out you chosen pages, and then cut them into 1 inch squares. Starting with small sections, add some glue onto your letter Q.
Set one square onto the glue, and then add more, trying to overlap them only slightly. Add more glue, and continue adding squares. Since the letter Q is round, you’ll end up having to overlap quite a bit and go over the edges, but that okay! This is more of a crazy quilt feel than a traditional style.
Continue adding glue and squares until your Q is all filled up! See how much it looks like a quilt?
Now you just need to take your black marker and write “is for Quilt” at the bottom! You can also do this with stickers, or even cut out letters from your magazine for extra cutting and gluing practice!
And you’re all done! I hope you enjoy making this Q is for Quilt Project with your little one, and teaching them even more about the alphabet!