Kids’ Holiday Fontsquirrel Typefaces!

This month, my free fonts spotlight focuses on some fun fonts to use in Christmas projects for kids! There are quite a few lists out there of free fonts that feature candy cane letters or letters with snow on them. But I looked for fonts that evoked the holidays yet are easy for young readers to read (including some simple script faces). I found some art deco faces, old-time serif faces, hand-written and bouncy faces, plus some retro scripts, and even a readable blackletter font.

Today’s selection is from fontsquirrel, another trustworthy source that vets all their fonts and gives credit to the creators. Download links are after the infographic.

Use these fun, free, handwritten fonts for Christmas and winter holiday projects for kids. Download them on fontsquirrel.com.
Use these fun, free, handwritten fonts for Christmas and winter holiday projects for kids. Download them on fontsquirrel.com.

Bigelow Rules | Dancing Script OT | Forum |
Courgette | Josefin Slab | Alice |
Alegreya SC | Germania One | Poiret One |
Yellowtail | Pompiere | Satisfy |
Mountains of Christmas

Looking for even more fun fonts for comic book kids’ projects? Check out my Pinterest board, Comics Fonts for Kids!

Kids’ Holiday Google Typefaces!

This month, my free fonts spotlight focuses on some fun fonts to use in Christmas projects for kids! There are quite a few lists out there of free fonts that feature candy cane letters or letters with snow on them. But I looked for fonts that evoked the holidays yet are easy for young readers to read (including some simple script faces). I  found some art deco faces, old-time serif faces, hand-written and bouncy faces, plus some retro scripts.

This selection is from google fonts, a trustworthy source that vets all their fonts and gives credit to the creators. Download links are after the infographic.

Use these fun, free, handwritten fonts for Christmas and winter holiday projects for kids. Download them on fonts.google.com.
Use these fun, free, handwritten fonts for Christmas and winter holiday projects for kids. Download them on fonts.google.com.

Cookie | Life Savers |
Goudy Bookletter 1911 | Unkempt | Yesteryear |
Quicksand | Rye | Sacramento|
Kranky | Playfair Display SC | Josefin Sans |
Playfair Display | Bad Script

Looking for even more fun fonts for comic book kids’ projects? Check out my Pinterest board, Comics Fonts for Kids!

Kids’ Comics Fontsquirrel Typefaces!

This month, my free fonts spotlight focuses on some fun handwritten and brush script fonts you can use to make comics with kids, or comics resources for kids! Today’s selection is from fontsquirrel, another trustworthy source that vets all their fonts and gives credit to the creators. I looked for fonts that are readable but still fun and expressive. They suit a wide variety of styles, from simplistic handwriting to cartoon country. Download links are after the infographic.

Use these fun, free, handwritten fonts for comics projects for kids. Download them on fontsquirrel.com.
Use these fun, free, handwritten fonts for comics projects for kids. Download them on fontsquirrel.com.

Cartoonists Hand | Coiny
DosisAcmeBubblegum Sans
Action Man| Titan OneComic Zine OT
Peralta| Short StackSlapstick Comic
Arch RivalSigma| Comic Serif Pro

Looking for even more fun fonts for comic book kids’ projects? Check out my Pinterest board, Comics Fonts for Kids!

Kids’ Comics Google Typefaces!

This month, my free fonts spotlight focuses on some fun handwritten and brush script fonts you can use to make comics with kids, or comics resources for kids! This selection is from google fonts, a trustworthy source that vets all their fonts and gives credit to the creators. I looked for fonts that are readable but still fun and expressive. They suit a wide variety of styles, from personal narratives to silly stories. Download links are after the infographic.

Use these fun, free, handwritten fonts for comics projects for kids. Download them on fonts.google.com.
Use these fun, free, handwritten fonts for comics projects for kids. Download them on fonts.google.com.

Amatic | Architects Daughter | Atma | Bad Script
Bangers | Caveat | Caveat Brush | Chewy
Delius | Comfortaa | Coming Soon | Luckiest Guy
Pompiere | Ribeye Marrow | Slackey
Sue Ellen Francisco | Unkempt

Looking for even more fun fonts for comic book kids’ projects? Check out my Pinterest board, Comics Fonts for Kids!

Spooky FontSquirrel Typefaces!

Yesterday, I posted some free spooky fun typefaces I found on google and today I’m following up with some great ones free from fontsquirrel. These are handy if you are on a budget and making creepy resources for kids and are looking for fonts. I looked for fonts that are readable but have lots of personality. I like fontsquirrel because, like google fonts, they are vetted and trustworthy.

Free Halloween fonts from fontsquirrel | 13sparrows. If you are making spooky resources for kids, I've found some more great free fonts!
Use these fun, free, spooky fonts for Halloween projects for kids. Download them on fonts.google.com.

Green Fuz | Metamorphous | Firecat
| Headhunter | Shlop | Immortal
| New Rocker | Plasma Drip | Gothic Ultra | Bearpaw

Looking for even more fun fonts for a spooky kids’ project? Check out my Pinterest board, Spooky Fonts for Kids!

Spooky Google Typefaces!

Halloween is so much fun! If you are making spooky resources for kids, I’ve found some great fonts on google fonts that you can download for free. I looked for fonts that were creepy, but still fairly readable. Google fonts are a great source because they are vetted and trustworthy plus they work with the font designers.

Free Halloween google fonts | 13sparrows If you are making spooky resources for kids, I've found some great free fonts!
Use these fun, free, spooky fonts for Halloween projects for kids. Download them on fonts.google.com.

Mystery Quest | Butcherman | Akronim
| Jolly Lodger| Piedra | Metal Mania
| Nosifer | Henny Penny | Pirata One

Looking for even more fun fonts for a spooky kids’ project? Check out my Pinterest board, Spooky Fonts for Kids!

Delaware Wildlife Infographic, Portfolio Update

I love to visit the parks, ponds, and natural areas of southern Delaware when I’m there visiting family. I also enjoy researching local native plants and animals; it’s an interesting climate. I thought I should put my love of exploring the area to good use making some more current pieces to fill out my portfolio and practice some of the more interesting features of design software, such as making graphs in Adobe Illustrator, by creating this infographic on Delaware wildlife and public lands.

wild delaware infographic
An infographic illustrating statistical facts about the land, the animals, and the plants of Delaware.

DIY Wildlife Feeders + Homes Projects

While researching my new clip art sets, DIY Wildlife Feeders Clip Art and DIY Wildlife Houses, I consulted a few books and websites. Here are a some that I would recommend to help you with your own similar projects. (Note that the books are Amazon affiliate links.)

Wildlife Gardening A DK book by Martyn Cox from 2009; hardcover 80 pp SLJ (School Library Journal) grades 3-6. This book has a lot of projects reasonably within reach of kids, though most with adult help. All the projects seem to have real, practical use in the garden or for STEM explorations. Because it is British, you will want to swap out plants native to your area for their native recommendations.

Kids’ Easy to Create Wildlife Habitats by Emily Stetson, illustrations by J. Susan Cole Stone from 2004; paperback 128 pp SLJ grades 2-5. Filled with information about backyard wildlife and habitats, including modern problems they face, this book also offers many useful, practical projects for making wildlife-friendly spaces.

The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener by Tammi Hartung, illustrations by Holly Ward Bimbo from 2013; paperback 144 pp. A book aimed at adults and filled with charming illustrations on every page. Offers ways to encourage wildlife in a peaceful coexistence with your garden. Includes ideas for feeders and shelters.

The website daviddomoney.com offers a free, downloadable PDF guide to making an insect hotel that appeals to a variety of bugs, plus projects to make shelters for solitary bees, lacewings, or ladybugs.

The greatstems.com blog has a nice collection of wildlife projects for kids, including feeders and shelters.

There is good information on bumblebees and their nesting habitats at bumblebeeconservation.org.

My Pinterest board, Kid’s Gardening, has many other links to related projects.