Last week I had a fun craft night with Olga & Ethan and decided to bust out some paints! For this project, I actually already had everything on hand!
Piece of wood or particle board
Paint (your choice of colors, probably at least three)
Black pipe cleaner (or whatever your heart desires as an embellishment)
Start by drawing
letter by hand or use a stencil, using a pencil leaving a light pencil line. Start by painting the base color (the lighter stripes). Once it dries take painters tape, and depending how thick you want your stripes, measure and lay accordingly. (Make sure the tape is pressed firmly so the paint won't seep!) While you are waiting for your stripes to dry you can start breaking apart the popsicle sticks and start painting. I also made a small "bee" or "bug" embellishment by using the popsicle sticks for the wings, and the body is made up of a black pipe cleaner, I just wrapped it around a pencil to give it a nice curl! Once the paint has completely dried on your stripes, remove the painters tape carefully. You should still be able to see the outline of the letter you sketched. Lay out the popsicle sticks and glue (Elmer's usually works the best!) Last but not least, be sure to add your embellishment. Make it yours!