Saturday, August 6, 2011

Silhouette Saturday: Dry Erase Letters

When my four year old was in preschool, he's teacher told me that he wouldn't trace his letters. So I tried to work with him and he didn't want to trace them with me either. Soon, I learned that he loved to write on a dry erase board, so I came up with this idea so he could trace him letters.

This is how I made it:
1) I first cut out all 26 letters with my Silhouette. I mirrored all the letter hortizontally. I then cut the letter out of my powder blue Expressions vinyl.

2) I then rubbed all of the letter onto the inside of the glass of a frame.

3) I did that for all 26 letters.

4) I then put a white piece of paper in the back of the frame.

And then I let my boy trace and erase his letter over and over again.

One thing I would do is use a thick glass or plastic. I used a dollar store frame and he cracked the glass immediately, so I had to get something more durable.


Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

great idea!!

The Fischer Family said...

Great idea Kaysi! I'm going to do this for Jonah. We need to start working on writing his letters! Question-do you think that the Expressions vinyl you use would work in Cricut machine, or is it made to use only with a Silhouette? I love all the colors they offer!

Deb said...

What an awesome idea! All my kids are older now, but I get so many ideas for gifts for nieces or nephew and maybe grandchildren one day!

CraftyBrit said...

Such a great idea! My little one is starting preschool next week and think this will be great. Totally doing this, thanks for sharing :)

Scrappy Gifts said...

Great idea! Beats me drawing him dot to dots of his letters all the time! =D said...

This is a really, really good idea. Speaking as an Adult Literacy teacher though, please do the same with lower case letters. I wish all of my learners had had mom's as supportive as you when they were little (mind you, that would have me out of a job, so..)