Maybe it was the dysgraphia. Perhaps the poor fine motor skills. Whatever the case my son had given up on his handwriting somewhere along the line.
Until recently he wanted nothing to do with it. Art, was where his heart was. Somehow it was through his love for art that we connected with his handwriting issues. Suddenly, his love for hand lettering was born.
My son and my daughter are now working on a calligraphy & hand lettering workbook that teaches them to write in a script, a sans serif font, and a serif font. They both love to create but now they are creating not just with pictures or objects – but with words.
If you want your kids to have better handwriting, or maybe they want to create. Are they memorizing scripture and want to journal their way through the Bible? Whatever the reason, hand lettering is an awesome tool for their toolbelt. Let’s explore the top 5 products they need to get started on this journey.
The 5 Things You Need to Get Creative with Hand Lettering
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A Hand Lettering Workbook
We like this one: Lettering for the Lord: A Christian Hand Lettering How-To Workbook It’s sheer simplistic style has been both easy to use and beautiful
We bought these pens to help with the calligraphy style: Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Bright, 10-Pack
I love these tiles for many reasons and we use them with other forms of art (like drawing & even painting). However, they are awesome for this project. These tiles are made out of vellum and they are super sturdy. Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Artist Tiles, Vellum 6″x6″, 20 Sheets
We like to keep these cards on hand because they are perfect for self expression. You can stamp or do some hand lettering on the front (from a simple “thanks” to an inspirational Bible verse – decorating these cards isn’t difficult). 150 Blank Greeting Cards & Envelopes 4×5″ White
Filled with archival ink, these pens wear well and are a good investment. What’s even better is the fine tip makes it so easy to create beautiful letters. Micro-Line Ultra Fine Point Ink Pens – (SET OF 16) – Archival InkCompetes with Micron Fine Point Permanent Markers