DIY Alphabet Writing Cards (LYB)

Hi Everyone

Another Little Yellow Bicycle project today - a set of writing cards I made for my son who is just starting to concentrate on his writing skills. **Please note that the giveaway previously listed here has now closed - and was won by Melissa Frank. Details here.**

ABC Writing Cards
I have made a set of ABC flashcards before similar to this – but when I saw the font on these alphas I HAD to remake one for my son, as now he is beginning to perfect his writing it’s such a handy item to tuck into my bag and keep him amused for those 10 minutes that seem like an hour!

I have used the Bus Stop Paper as it has perfect gridlines – which is great for kids just learning to form their letters.

This project was very quick to put together
Here is a little tutorial to show exactly how I made the cards…
  1. Cut strips from the Bus Stop Paper measuring 4.5cm wide. Then cut these into 7.5cm pieces. You will yield 4 per strip (*See note below).
  2. You will also need a pack of the Cardstock Stickers and some laminating pouches measuring approximately 54x86mm
  3. Place your alphas onto the pre-cut pieces of card
  4. Slip them into the laminating pouches and run them through a laminating machine
  5. Voila!
  6. Punch a hole in the centre of each card (use the first card you punch as a guide for the rest to make sure they line up)
*Note– you will get 24 pieces per 12 inch sheet – but you could of course double up on a couple of letters (P&Q, Y&Z etc.) to make it a really economical project using just a single piece of paper.

I made an additional card and used stickers from the Cardstock Sticker – Favorite Places to decorate the front.

All you need now is a whiteboard pen and a child to give it a test-drive - here is my son demonstrating how it works..

Check back tomorrow for another project using this great collection

Lowri :-)

I am linking up this project to these websites here.


  1. This is so cute! My mom would love this in her daycare!

  2. What a fantastic idea!!! Very cute, too.

  3. Just wanted to pop on over and say how much I enjoyed your post over at LYB! Super cute projects!!!

  4. Wonderful project! Where were all these cute things when my kid's were little???? sigh! Thanks for visiting my blog - have a wonderful day :o)

  5. This so cute! and laminating it was really genius.

  6. This is a fabulous idea....definitely going to make one for my grandson who just entered kindegarten. Thanks for the love you left on my blog tonight. I visited the OA FB page, left them love and told them you sent me.

  7. Fun! I'll have to try something like this with my daughter when we start working on writing.

    Did you know they make dry erase crayons, too?

  8. Great flashcards! 'Love the creativity, too!!

  9. This is fabulous and would be wonderful in one of my busy bags. I think I'll be making it!

  10. What a great idea! My son would love these! I bet you could make this with cut outs from the Dollar Store preschool books.

  11. such a great idea! I would love for you to link up to my new linky party -

    Creative Genius @

  12. This is such a great idea, so portable. Going to make a set for my 5 yo DGD! Thanks for a great idea!

  13. This is such an adorable idea!! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to look through the rest of your site!!!

  14. Wow this is perfect for my almost 4 year old! We are learning our letters and he loves to practice writing. Love your blog, everything is just gorgeous! Thanks for checking out my blog today. Have a great weekend!

  15. I've been having a blast going through your incredibly creative blog.
    Thank you for the opportunity in taking part of your give away!!


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