To Kill a Mockingbird Themed Crafts You Can Make at Home!

Feeling inspired after reading Harper Lee’s masterpiece? Get creative!

Hand Drawn To Kill a Mockingbird Mug

mug

Step 1: Wash and dry your mug, if new.  Decide on a design and prep design with masking tape, if necessary.

Step 2: Use a pencil to rough out design for any words or lines.  Remove masking tape.

Step 3: Carefully draw design with Sharpie paint markers.

Step 4: Add accent colors, if necessary.

Step 5: Bake dishes at 350 degrees for 20 minutes to set paint; let cool completely.

Finally, remember that these will NOT be dishwasher safe!  Be sure to hand wash ONLY!

 

To Kill a Mockingbird Painted Cardboard Letter

letter

Step 1: Go to a craft store and buy cardboard letters. Buy 1 piece of scrapbook paper for each letter. Also buy anything you might want to glue on top (beads, buttons, ribbon, stickers, flowers, etc.) The sky is the limit so create til your heart’s content. You will also need Modge Podge and a paintbrush.

Step 2: Organize your papers by deciding which order they go in and which contrasting paper you will put on the sides of the letters.

Step 3: Turn your letters backwards (Important!) and trace on the back of your scrapbook paper— in the corner so you don’t waste any.

Step 4: Cut out your letter with an Xacto or scissors. Make sure it lines up on your cardboard.

Step 5: Then measure the sides of your letters. They are usually 1 inch thick. Cut strips of paper in the thickness of your letters… for example, 1 inch strips of paper.

Step 6: Then get out the Modge Podge, cover your paper, and mold the paper around the letters until it all sticks in place. After that, paint the entire letter with one more coat of Modge Podge. Your letters might look bad at this point, especially if you bought a fancy paper with velvet or shine to it. Don’t worry, it should dry pretty.

Step 7: Glue on any accessories you choose and Viola!— You’re done!

 

To Kill a Mockingbird Tea Lights

tea lights

Super easy! Simply cut out pages from the book and it cut it to fit the tea light. For an optional twist, cut out designs in the paper. Secure with tape. Done!

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