Stencils – They’re Practical and a Great Project

Whether you buy letter stencils, alphabet stencils, or playground stencils, you can use stencils for practical things, or for fun projects.

If you look carefully, you will see the work of custom stencils all over the place.  From numbers painted on the curb, to handicapped parking spots, to designs on the side of a warehouse, stencils are used for all kinds of things.  But, you don’t have to just use stencils for work; they can also be used for play.  In fact, you can use stencils to create a fun afternoon project for the kids.
Stencils come in all shapes and sizes.  Whether you need a single number or a full phrase, you can get custom orders that say anything, in any font you want.

Plus, they are easy to use.  Stencils come with specially made ink that can adhere to virtually anything – a sidewalk, a wall, or a basketball court.  You can spray the ink over the stencils, or roll it on with a special roller.  Either way, the ink can be dry in about 15 minutes – making it the perfect tool for kids!

Looking for fun project ideas?  Three of the most popular and versatile types of stencils are letter stencils, alphabet stencils, and playground stencils:

  • Letter stencils may sound basic, but they can be as creative as you want.  Whether you need an individual letter, a full word, or an entire phrase, letter stencils can be used to create all sorts of things.  Most letter stencils are made out of oilboard – a thick oil-treated tagboard.  Oilboard is a durable material that can be used time and time again.  Anytime you have a project or a fun idea for the kids, you can dig out your letter stencils.
  • Alphabet stencils are a little more diverse.  They are bigger stencils that have every single letter and number on them.  With alphabet stencils, you can spell out any word or any number combination, without having to worry about buying a bunch of different stencils.  And, just like letter stencils, alphabet stencils are also made out of oilboard – so that they can be used over and over again.
  • Playground stencils are the most creative of all the stencils.  They can be used to paint hopscotch games, shuffleboard grids, or even any special designs you want to incorporate.  Playground stencils are an easy, affordable way to decorate a playground.  And, they are so easy to use that the kids can help you do it!