This National Scrabble day, why not make a Scrabble Tile Craft – Follow your Rainbow Nursery Wall Art . This project is simple to make and uses recycled Scrabble game pieces.
Did you know that National Scrabble Day is celebrated annually on April 13th? In 1931 an amateur artist, unemployed architecture and lover of games, Alfred Mosher Butts, created the game “Lexiko” which had a name change to “Criss-Cross Words” and later came to be known as Scrabble.
To celebrate that, I decided to make a
Scrabble Tile Craft
- Scrabble tiles
- A frame with the glass on top removed. I used an A4 sized frame.
- Patterned paper
- Buttons in rainbow colors
- Cut the patterned paper to the size of the frame and fix in the frame
- Using a circular plate or lid as a guide trace a semi circle towards the top of the frame.
- Try out different ways to combine the words of the quote/phrase or names you want to put on the frame. Hopefully the words will have at least one common letter. Once you are satisfied with the arrangement of the words, make the same arrangement with the scrabble tiles on the frame. Stick the tiles one by one onto the patterned paper.
- Start adding the buttons for the rainbow, I used 3 colors, you can use more than 3 too. Use the traced semicircle as the middle of the rainbow and stick yellow buttons right over it.
- Stick a row of blue buttons below and red buttons above the yellow buttons to finish the rainbow.
- Finally add some paper clouds with double sided foam tape at both the ends of the rainbow.
Miss K loved the frame, she read the quote and asked me what it meant, I told her it means you should do what you want to do….and her response was, “I want to play all day and never go to school”!!!
What do you think of our Scrabble Tile wall art? How are you celebrating National Scrabble day ? Don’t forget to leave a comment below.