An easy beginner hand lettering project with a fun Halloween Trick or Treat message. Now you can easily make your own colorful signs or card.
Sometimes you just need a pretty sign or card for something, whether you’re a student or a teacher (or a parent!) and you might wish for the ability to do something more that just plain old stick letters. This is the perfect beginner hand lettering project as it shows how to turn stick letters into fun block letters. It requires no fancy skills, just the ability to make spaced out stick letters, trace them, and then add a doodle or two.
The tutorial includes my favorite way trick to center a word or words on a piece of paper. Rather than guessing where to start the leftmost letter, place the center one first, and then add what goes on either side. Keep in mind that some letters are wider than others, so adjustments to that rule may need to be considered. But for most purposes, it works just fine and is a good tip for students to be aware of when making posters, book reports, or anything that benefits from a having a pretty title.
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Trick or Treat Lettering Coloring Page
Materials for a Beginner Lettering Project
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Directions for a Beginner Lettering Drawing
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Learn how to Draw Trick or Treat Lettering
- To center lettering, start with a middle “i”.
- Fill in with T, R, and C, K. Space them out.
- Do the same for writing TREAT.
- Outline the word TRICK.
- Outline the word TREAT.
- Draw a piece of candy.
- Write the word “or” inside.
- Fill in with decorations around the oustide.
- Trace with marker and color.