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…
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).
You will also need a pack of the Cardstock Stickers and some laminating pouches measuring approximately 54x86mm
Place your alphas onto the pre-cut pieces of card
Slip them into the laminating pouches and run them through a laminating machine
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
I am linking up this project to these websites here.