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Cursive Writing Word Magnets



Host: Candie Cooper

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1½ hours plus drying time

Cursive Writing Word Magnets
By Candie Cooper

Materials needed:
Sakura® of America Koi® watercolor set
Sakura® of America Gelly Roll® Pens: Metallic, Moonlight, and White
Canson® Watercolor paper
Magnet strips with adhesive
Cookie tray (optional)
Spray paint (optional)

Learn the ins and outs of cursive writing on Sakura’s website.  Download this link for free: http://sakuraofamerica.com/images/stories/content_documents/CompleteLessonCursive.pdf


  1. Paint the entire sheet of watercolor paper by doodling various designs. Set aside to dry.
  1. Cut the paper into strips approximately ½” wide.
  1. Write words with the gel pens along the strip.
  1. Cut the words apart and adhere small pieces of magnet to the back.
  1. Place them on the refrigerator or onto a painted cookie tray.


Extra idea: Collage a journal with pictures that start with the letter “A”, “B”, “C”, etc. then practice writing each in cursive.

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