Animal Alphabet Art: U is for Urial

U is for Urial

What you need:
  • The Letter U from the Animal Alphabet Book
  • Styrofoam meat container (cleaned and sanitized)
  • Brayer (optional)
    Brown paint
  • The Letter U stencil (3" or larger)
  • Paper towel roll
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Magic markers
  • White Paper
  • Fork

What to do:
1. Prep: Trace the letter U onto the Styrofoam meat container with a fork. I added lines to make it look as though the U was furry. Cut two 1/2" pieces off of the paper towel roll.

2. Roll the brayer in brown paint and print the hairy letter U onto a separate sheet of white paper. (You can also use a paint brush instead of a brayer). Allow to dry.

3. You may need to trace another letter U with black marker on top of the printed letter U (which is what I recommend. Have the preschooler cut out around the curve of the letter U but cut straight across at the top (see photo above).

4. Glue onto the Letter U paper and draw in a face.

5.  Create ear's by stamping your child's thumb on either side of the Urial's face.

6. Use the paper towel roll pieces as part of the Urial's horns by gluing them to either side of the head. Allow all pieces to dry!

Please Note: If you wish not to turn this into a printmaking lesson, that's fine! Simply have the preschooler paint the letter U brown!

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