The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering: 20 Lessons and Projects to Decorate Your World

The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering: 20 Lessons and Projects to Decorate Your World

by Nicole Miyuki Santo


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Create Pretty and Inspirational Hand Lettering Projects for Your Family, Friends, and Yourself!

Hand lettering is making a comeback, spurred by platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. And not just adults are getting into hand lettering and calligraphy. Kids, too, can find relaxation as well as enjoyment in using hand lettering to create handmade projects for themselves and their families. The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering will introduce young crafters to the joys of hand lettering through 20 fun and inspired DIY projects that are easy to create at home.

Nicole Miyuki Santo will walk children through the basics of hand lettering, including different lettering styles and tools (markers, brush pens, and paint pens) before they begin their projects, which include room art, bookmarks, picture frames, tote bags, party balloons and more. With full-color instructional and inspired photos and pep talks throughout to help spark creative juices, The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering is sure to become a modern-day hand-lettering staple for crafty kids (and their parents too).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762463398
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 311,925
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 9 - 18 Years

About the Author

Nicole Miyuki Santo is a freelance artist, graphic designer, and teacher. Since 2015, she has taught in-person hand-lettering workshops, empowering her students, from children to adults, to tap into their creativity and develop their own unique voices. She resides in Los Angeles, California. Visit her online at or on Instagram @nicolemiyuki.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 2

Tools + Supplies 4

On Your Mark, Get Set, Letter 8

Lessons Projects

1 Foundation Shapes 10

Patterns 14

2 Creating the Letters 18

Hanging Banner 22

3 Thick On the Down, Thin On the Up 28

Sticky Note Calendar 32

4 Seeing Shapes 38

Stickers 42

5 Tall + Narrow 46

Watercolor Bookmark 50

6 Where Do You Connect? 58

Dessert Toppers 62

7 Brush Pens 68

Party Hats 73

8 Playing with Angles 78

Wall Art 82

9 The Space Between 86

Notebook 89

10 Exploring Your Style, Part 1 92

Placemats 96

11 Paint Pens 100

Found Objects 104

12 Cursive Script 108

Picture Frame 114

13 Connecting in Cursive 118

Gift Tags 122

14 Flourishes 128

Ribbon 132

15 Exploring Your Style, Part 2 136

Tent Name Cards 140

16 Mixing Styles 144

Wood Art 148

17 Doodles 152

Cards 156

18 Decorating Your Letters 160

Envelopes 164

19 Drawing Bigger 168

Tote Bags 170

20 Celebrate! 176

Balloons 178

Conclusion 180

Hand-Lettering Style Toolbox 182

Resources 184

Thank You! 186

Index 188

About Nicole 194

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