How to Make Bubble Letters on Paper and Cut Them Out

By Megan Kelly ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pens
  • Colored pencils, markers or paint
  • Scissors
Make your next art project unique and creative with bubble letters.

Bubble letters are a fun and unique way to add spice to posters, signs, notebooks and letters. Bubble letters get their name because of the round, bubbly way that they look when completed. This bubble look is achieved by forming the letters with round shapes, such as circles and ovals. You can draw bubble letters quickly and easily using craft materials found in the home. You can also cut them out and arrange them in a unique way to give your poster or sign a creative advantage over the rest.

Draw the outline of the letters using ovals and circles. You can make these shapes large or small depending on your personal preference. Draw lightly with pencil.

Trace the outer edges of the letters using a pen or by pressing down harder with your pencil. You don't have to follow the exact outline of the ovals and circles; you can round over overlapping and connecting edges to make a more uniform letter.

Add holes into any letters that require holes. The letters that require holes are A, B, D, O, P, Q and R. Make sure that the hole in the D has one flatter edge so that it isn't confused with the letter O.

Erase the light sketch lines so that only the border of each letter is left.

Color the letters with any color you like. You can draw patterns, fill them in with solid color or leave them uncolored.

Add shadows and reflections on single-color letters by drawing lines that follow the contour of the letter in different hues. On the same side of each letter, use a darker shade of the original color and draw a line along the edges. On the opposite side, use a lighter shade than the original color and draw a single line along the edges. Leave the tops and bottoms of the letters untouched.

Cut around the edges of each letter carefully using scissors. If you need to cut out a hole, gently bend the letter in half where the hole is and cut out the semi-circle to take out the entire hole.

Warning

Always supervise children using scissors.

About the Author

Megan Kelly started writing professionally in 2007 when she was published in the anthology, "Lit Kids: Mama Bird and the Electric Rabbit" through Mill City Press. She is also a submissions reviewer and grant writer for "Spout Press," an independent magazine in Minneapolis. Kelly is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Minnesota.