Paint samples are really cheap (cheaper at Lowes than Walmart). Grab a blank canvas (also cheap), use painters tape to make a design, and buy a size appropriate wooden letter, or smaller letters to make a word, and paint those= Awesome art.
How to paint chevron.I am seriously doing this on a huge canvas with fun colors! --- use a gold poster-board and then put the tape and color it all different colors (so you will end up with gold chevron borders)
Word Family Garden - Do your kids have a serious case of spring fever too? This word family garden is a great way to focus all of that warm weather daydreaming on an important reading concept: word families!