When you think of kids' art projects, usually visions of crayons and glue sticks come to mind, but not this time! This project turns photographs taken of letters (by you and your kids) into a gel medium transfer. It sounds complicated, but is an inexpensive and fun project that reinforces alphabet memorization.
To create your own, take your children out into the wild and photograph words, letters and signs. You might take a few of the same photos they shoot, just in case theirs aren't all they hoped they would be. Next, assemble them together in a photo editing program (don't worry, it's free with step-by-step instructions on how to use it!) and print it out. Using gel medium attach the print to your canvas and rub away the paper, leaving behind the design.
The end result looks aged, modern and best of all, your little one had a hand in the whole thing! Make sure to read through the whole tutorial over at Happy Together! This same technique could be used for other things like photos, silhouettes or additional art.