I am always on the outlook for something that I can use to entertain my 3 year old during appointments and while eating out at a restaurant. He has become obsessed with the alphabet so I made a cute magnetic alphabet puzzle game for him.
what you need…
- Flashcard Alphabet by TKWhimsy
- Tin container
- Magnetic sheets
- Mod Podge
- Ribbon, tag, fabric tack
1. Print out the Flashcard Alphabet. I resized them so that 3 fit on one 6×4 photo sheet.
2. Apply a very thin layer of Mod Podge over the letter cards. This will protect the letters from sticky fingers.
3. Cut out the letters and prepare the magnetic sheets. I had found Print Work’s Magnet Pockets at my local discount store. It had a clear plastic pocket, which I removed. And note… my son sent in a “supervisor” to make sure that I stayed on task. Ha, ha!
4. Apply a layer of Mod Podge on the backside of the magnetic sheet and place the letter cards, be careful not to overlap the cards. I then applied another thin layer of Mod Podge over the cards, again.
5. As I waited for the cards to dry, I decorated the tin can. I found a Basic Grey tag in my stash that fit the cover and some Making Memories ribbon to decorate the sides.
6. Cut out each card from the magnetic sheet. Since I wanted to make this a puzzle, I cut them into thirds.
7. The cards fit nicely in the tin can and ready for you to put into your purse or to be left in the car.
8. Of course, the final step is to run the game through a focus group. My son was so excited about the puzzle that cards kept disappearing as I was putting this together. When I was finally done, his response was, “Wow, look at that… letter puzzle! Thank you, thank you!!” Ahh… it warms my heart to make my son happy… and it was a quick and economical project!
I had a lot of fun with this project and can think of many other project using this same concepts… number cards or if you have a little girl, this would be fun to have dress up dolls.
Rebecca aka MamaBee
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