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Free Printable Alphabet Stencils

Updated on March 4, 2017

Printable Letters For Kids, Crafters And Home Decorators

Printable alphabet stencils that are free to download to the computer, or print out to paper, are great for many fun crafts for kids. I love crafts, and I love to play with stencils. This is why I have collected free stencils, along with ideas on how to use them. There are many ways that will help you stretch your imagination and creativity to do some fun and crafty things with your children.

For example you can teach them the alphabet, you can make fun and colorful wall decorations for their rooms or the nursery room, or you can use them in interesting paper craft projects.

There are truly many ways on how to use these alphabet stencils, and they're fun to do so as well. Of course it also allows kids and parents to really spend some quality time together.

Below are some of the best resources for finding printable letter stencils completely free to download to your pc and to print them out. You will find all sorts of templates including capital letters, small letters, fancy lettering, elegant styles, funny styles, free printable fonts, medieval letters and letters from other languages.

historical alphabet fonts
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Fun Ideas To Decorate With Templates

Decorating with letter and number stencils is fun. You can decorate the kids room walls with your own children together in a weekend project by adding words on the walls.

For example, if you have some extra place under the staircases, how about giving that place to the kids to decorate it to their liking?

Create fun little quotes on the wall from sayings of your favorite Disney character or maybe an inspirational Dr. Seuss wall quote? Or words like 'happy', 'family', 'love' and 'creativity'.

You can let your kids stencil their walls with their own name and then paint it in the color they choose. Then the room is truly and uniquely personalized, especially if you add to it some cute wall decals of their favorite comic character.

In the classroom the walls can be also stenciled and the teacher can use the project as a teaching tool for crafts and learning.

For another home project how about making some fun greeting cards with cardstock, smaller letter templates and some paper glue? The FolkArt Stencils and the glue are quite suitable for this project if you have some at hand.

Printing on bulletin boards is another crafty idea, and while this is not exclusively for kids, it can be a project to do with them as well.

Craft Ideas For Kids

Printable Alphabet Stencils For Kids

Using free printable letter stencils enables you to teach kids to read the alphabet. Also it can help them learn how to best combine words in meaningful sentences. The alphabet letter stencils make a wonderful teaching tool that any teacher or parent can use for free. For example kids can easily learn the shape of the letters by tracing them along the template or when painting them on the surface.

An interesting idea is to use these to print out small letters that are combined into a word. The child will have the image of the object as drawing, so that the child will have the task of putting together the letter stencils in the appropriate order for the word to emerge.

These make wonderful scrap-booking journals with the picture of the object and the letters properly glued per page. Teaching children crafting is a great way to do just that.

How about teaching kids draw images of various animals, flowers, superheros, buildings and other objects and below to add the words glued letter by letter. This will not only teach the kid to read, but will also help develop their drawing abilities right from the start.

Free Resources For Children To Use

Printable alphabet letters, also called printable letter stencils help kids learn the alphabet from a to z. However they also make great handmade greeting cards, thank you notes, invitations to parties and other occasions, and so on. Decorating with letters has never been easier and they make fun projects for kids in school or at home if the child is home schooled.

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How To Make Your Own Printable Fun Stencils

Applies not only to letters but to anything else you want to use to decorate your home in style.

Make Your Own Bubble Letters

Did you know that you can make your own bubble letters? Simply draw the regular letters and then draw the outline around each letter without any hard edges or corners.

For another great idea check the video below.

How to Make Your Own Bubble Letters

How To Stencil The Letters On The Wall

If you want to decorate your walls with the alphabet stencils you have made, here are some easy steps to do it.

  1. Make sure the walls are dry and clean before you start the wall painting project. Then measure the walls and draw a straight line where the letters will be painted. Some folks like to place the stencils in weird and seemingly random patterns as well, especially in kids rooms, so if you want to do that, don't worry too much about a straight line.
  2. Take the stencil letter and hold it steady with a tape, a good one to use is the painters tape.
  3. Use a stencil brush to pain over the letter on the wall. Once it's fully painted, take off the painters tape to remove the stencil.
  4. Continue adding letters in this manner using the tape to hold them steady and use the stencil brush to apply the paint on the wall. You can engage your kids in the project. Prepare everything in advance and let them do the actual painting. Have them paint each letter in a different color. Another idea is to use the letters as part of a bigger wall painted project, maybe above a mural or wall decal.

Or you can do this! (LOL)

Or you can do this! (LOL)
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Tips For Printing Your Alphabet Stencil Fonts

To print out your alphabet stencil fonts, you can use Word (that's what I use in most cases). You can save on ink if you lower the quality of the ink used.

Glue the printout fonts or print them directly on heavier cardstock, so that they last your kids longer.

Printable Alphabet Stencils As Wall Decorations

decorative alphabet stencils
decorative alphabet stencils

Decorative Alphabet Stencils

Using decorative alphabet templates is a great way to create wall monograms and decorations as part of fun and creative hobbies. Even teachers can use them in a classroom setting by letting the children take a single letter, paint it, add their own embellishments to it and used to adorn the walls of the classroom.

They can be used in scrapbooking and journalling projects and in fact teaching children the art of keeping a daily journal can be greatly encouraged if they can adorn it with fun ornamental stencils.

Fun Result When Using Decorative Alphabet Stencils On The Walls

Fun Result When Using Decorative Alphabet Stencils On The Walls
Fun Result When Using Decorative Alphabet Stencils On The Walls | Source

Tips For Decorating Your Walls With The Stencils

Make sure the walls are clean before using the letter stencils.

The letters should be equally lined up (unless wobbly is what you're going for). Use a pencil to mark the starting lines (pencil traces can be erased later on).

Use a clear sealer to protect the letters from stains.

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      kribs 7 months ago

      outine the picture representing the letter and type the letter in it and it becomes an activity for the child to learn the alphabet.

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      omakaren 3 years ago

      We used small wooden plaques we got at the craft store and let the kids stencil their monogram on and then paint it. We stained the plaques first.

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      QuizSquid 3 years ago

      I'm always on the lookout for crafts ideas for the kids. I think we can have some fun with these!

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      susan369 3 years ago

      Great ideas! Stencils are very useful for scrapbooking as well.

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      ikeephouse 3 years ago

      I'm a sucker for fonts and letters. This was so fun. Thanks for sharing!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wow, I'm so glad I found this. I have a quilting project that needs letters and this will help me create them easily!

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      Alessandro Zamboni 4 years ago from Italy

      Wonderful! I've no words to describe my happiness in finding a so well developed lens about printable alphabet stencils!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Letters can be a wonderful decoration. I'm planning to decorate my daughter's room with pink letters. I found some great ideas here, thank you for sharing.

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      jcalbon lm 4 years ago

      I tend to take the lazy way out and use vinyl letters instead of stencils, but now that I see there's such a variety of alphabet styles available, I might just change that. (I've always gone with vinyl because I thought there was more selection that way.)

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      JoEHarrington 4 years ago

      Coloring pages for fun activities is great and great resources by this lens

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      It never occurred to me to use letters for decoration! Thanks to you I'll ty

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      Noveliaa 4 years ago

      enjoyed you lens thanks for the collection great job and thanks again for sharing

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      Sara Dowling 5 years ago

      Love this lens! I love the rainbow red alphabet - didnt realise that there were so many choices for alphabet stencils!

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      So many choices here! I'm going to save this lens and come back as I need some of these for a project I'm doing!! Love them!

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      Art Inspired 5 years ago

      Have fun and create your own subway art signs. Create signs with your families name to display in your home. Use stencils to stencil names on picture frames. The possibilities are endless! Keep on creating!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      What a cool idea! Love the idea of customizing a kid's room with these printable letter stencils.

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      jessjohnson lm 5 years ago

      I would love the Animals Alphabet somewhere in my room. This is so enjoying! Great lens! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I love the "Alphabet Love" poster... I would put that in my living room! My idea for using the stencils is to entertain my preschooler grandson with them. I hope he likes the idea as much as I do. LOL

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      CouplesHallowee 5 years ago

      Such a wide variety of fantastic stencils!

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Lot's great ideas for stencils here. Thanks for sharing.

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      SolarEclipseWatcher 5 years ago

      Amazing. You really have quite a collection here that's great for kids!

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      Kylyssa Shay 5 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      I'll be using these free printable letter stencils to cut out fondant letters on the next cake I make. Thank you for a useful crafting tool!

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      MayaIxchel 5 years ago

      Wow! I have so many ideas in mind for stencils from your lens! Thank you so much for sharing these! Greetings from 'the land of eternal spring'!

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      cellphonezone lm 5 years ago

      It's a cool gift for kids. My nephew will like them.

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      HomeDecorKnight 5 years ago

      Really Printable Alphabet Stencils are very interesting for kids. Always I like those for my kids. This lens is informative for me. Good lens.

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      air ambulance s 5 years ago

      Those letters are so cuuuute! Love them! Thanks for sharing. Very nice instructional videos. Great lens!

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      This is a great collection of printable alphabet stencils. Pretty soon my daughter will be of an age where these will be perfect, thanks.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Some really good ideas and designs.

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Good Lens. I use printable letters to practice airbrush lettering.

      Congratulations on making the Top 100!!!

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      Jack-in-the-Box 5 years ago

      Free Printable Alphabet Stencils are awesome. I am going to bookmark this lens to use it when I am redecorating. Great lens!!!

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      oakstreet 5 years ago

      Very interesting len and I "like" it. It is so amazing to know that what simple alphabets can do. Great job.

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      Laychee 5 years ago

      I like this lens. I just finished a project at a friend's church in which we created our own stencils and used them to write a Bible verse on the wall.

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      I like decorating things with words and letters, so these will all be very useful.

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      Charlotte Green 5 years ago

      great, i was looking for these!!

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      IQplusone 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these beautiful stencils. The kids love them

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Nice resource filled with helpful info. and examples. Blessed!

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      greenlungsofpoland 5 years ago

      Loved, Shared and Tweeted x great lens happy squidding

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I like the stencil bubble letters, great idea.

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Printable stencils are great...until you have to cut them out completely accurately. I like the idea of it though.

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      GetSillyProduct 5 years ago

      Cool stencils, I don't think I'll be turning the kids loose on the walls anytime soon, but I'll definitely be giving them a go with some paper and crayons :) liked and pinned

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      hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

      great featured posters and stencils

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      preetam91 lm 5 years ago

      wonderful article. Just perfect for kids. Thank you.

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      CoeGurl 5 years ago from USA

      Nice resourcce for letter stencils - thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I've used them many times for posters for school projects.

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Useful information, thanks. My wife can probably make use of these for her scrapbooking.

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      ladykida 5 years ago

      My son is learning his alphabet, these stencils are perfect for learning tools, thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow, a great resource for the kids, and adults to use for different projects. Blessed!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Not offhand but if something comes up I'll use them! THUMBS UP!

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      very nice lens, and a lot about stencil, how to use it. Moms will bless you over and over again.

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      mattyrobinson 5 years ago

      Stenciling has worked it's way into all sorts of things now. I have a lens about Banksy (the street artist), and so much of his work is made using stencils.

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      Lovely lens. I used to use stencils a lot for art projects but have not done much with the kids and stencils. I am sure they would enjoy it and it's a great idea for a holiday or birthday gift.

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for the resources and info, blessed:)rob

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this with us fellow squiders! One big thumbs up vote left for this lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks, I will definitely use this soon! I needed some ideas for lettering. I like wall decorating with words and I've been wanting to do a bit of redecorating!

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      bhavesh lm 6 years ago

      Amazingly detailed lens with lots of great ideas. Great resource!

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      MagicBeanDip 6 years ago

      I had several signs to make once and printed out some stencil characters. I traced the characters onto cardboard and then used that to spray paint my signs.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a wonderfully well crafted resource. Sure to find favor with a lot of folks out there! :)

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      packed with lots of useful alphabet resources for kids... haven't got a kid yet but when my little cousins come around, I will make use of this page. bookmarked.