Elementary Manuscript Lesson Click here for full lesson

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Elementary 5th Grade Manuscript lesson

1 hour and 20 minutes approx time

First we learned all about manuscripts. We watched a wonderful presentation on You tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuNfdHNTv9o (approx 6 minutes long)

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Supply List:

Flat paintbrush

Gold liquid watercolor

Black liquid watercolor

markers or colored pencils

Ruler

Pencil

Eraser

White piece of paper 11×12

1 12 inch white feather ($2.99 or so for 6 at most craft stores)

First initial letters (i did 4 per piece of paper) downloaded all off mine http://www.fromoldbooks.org/ (in the search bar key in “letter” followed by the letter you are looking for.  Example-if child’s name begins with “C” key in “letterc”

Step one- Write name on back of big paper- set aside

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Step 2- Paint your letter gold

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Step 3: Carefully cut around the black border. Set aside and let dry

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Step 4. Flip paper VERTICAL. line ruler to edge of paper- draw a mark at the “1” and “11”

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Step 5. Flip ruler upside down and do the same on the right side of paper.  (Mark the “11” and “1”)


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Step 6 using your ruler connect your lines. Add circles in the corners

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Step 7 –Paste your letter (LEAVE AT LEAST ONE INCH from border

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Step 7- lightly erase your lines

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Step 8 – Using gold- paint the border with your paintbrush.

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Step 9- Draw 3 lines across. Then lightly erase.

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Step 10 Draw 5 medium size “V’s” on each side.  (Leave at least ½ inch on sides)

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Step 10- Draw smaller “V’s” in between the bigger ones. Add “0’s” to the tips

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Step 11- Add more detail.

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Step 12- using colored pencils or markers- color  your designs.

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Step 12 – using your pencil write your name on the top (remember 1st letter in already there. Write some words that describe you or things that you enjoy doing

Step 13- using your quill feather. Dip in ink and trace your letters. YOU MUST DIP after each letter

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Here is the powerpoint presentation I created- feel free to use it for your class.  Manuscripts

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