I wish I could take credit for this idea, but my dear friend thought of this one. She needed a gift for each of her sons' teachers. She thought it would be fun to make text art, like my Mothers' Day Text Art project, from the names of the students in the class to frame and give to the teacher. Brilliant! So I begged her to let me do it and had a lot of fun.
You can do this for your child's teacher too, faster than you can say "summer break". Just use Microsoft Word, Photoshop, or whatever word processing program your child uses to write her papers or book reports to create the text art.
Type the name of each student, change the color of the text, use a fun font, print it on card stock, frame it and you're done! You can also involve your child in this. He can type the names, choose the colors, or maybe put the whole thing together, depending upon his age. I think it is a fun idea to have your child sign their name in the bottom corner of the photo mat so that the teacher remembers who it came from and so the artist signs his work.
For the first text art project, I used the font Walkway (available for free download at dafont.com) I rotated some of the names, and changed the font size and color on each of the names. I used Photoshop to make this project.
For the second project, I just used a regular word processing program (mine is called Neo Office for Mac, but it is the same as Microsoft Word.) I simply typed the names with a period and a space between each, changed the font colors, and then changed the font to Payday (also available for free download at dafont.com).
If you need some more ideas, you can check out my Mothers' Day Text Art project.
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