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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.

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17 Comments

  • Reply Priscila September 20, 2011 at 4:15 PM

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

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  • Reply Lori September 20, 2011 at 8:38 PM

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

  • Reply Rhonda V. September 21, 2011 at 12:42 AM

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

  • Reply Anita S. September 22, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    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)

  • Reply jamie long September 22, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    This so cute! and laminating it was really genius.

  • Reply Sandi September 23, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    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.

  • Reply Jordan McCollum September 23, 2011 at 5:35 AM

    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?

  • Reply Renee September 23, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    Great flashcards! 'Love the creativity, too!!

  • Reply Michelle @ Sweet Something Design September 24, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    Such a great project!

  • Reply The Princess and the Tot September 24, 2011 at 3:03 AM

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

  • Reply Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life September 24, 2011 at 3:33 AM

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

  • Reply paige September 24, 2011 at 11:53 AM

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

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  • Reply Kelly Massman September 24, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Cute idea!

  • Reply Kathy September 24, 2011 at 2:06 PM

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

  • Reply Monica September 26, 2011 at 1:10 AM

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

  • Reply gifton November 18, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    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!

  • Reply Rosella January 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    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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