Holy smokes. This may be the best crafting tip of the month. "print out the font you want and place wax paper over it. Trace letters with puffy paint, let dry, then use mod podge to secure letters to canvas, etc. Brilliant."
Granddaughters - ages 11, 9 and 5 -- made these and had a great time! Besides gems, jewels, and beads; included small sea shells, pom-poms, feathers, foam cut-outs, flattened marbles, ribbons, coins, and sequins. Tacky glue works best, but Elmers All-Purpose will do -- just leave extra time for drying.