Kate has a magnetic chalk board now and I’m so excited to start using it! First project, a little something to get us in the Valentine’s Day mood while working on letter recognition.
I started by cutting out hearts and arrows on my cricut. I used the SCAL software and created my own svg files using the included stamps.
Then I laminated them. Excuse me while I totally geek out over here. I <3 this machine.
After they were laminated, I cut them out and wrote the alphabet on them. Uppercase letters on the arrows and lowercase letters on the hearts. I figured that most of the uppercase letters can only go in one direction, but the lowercase ones can be turned (p, d, b, q for example) so I wanted them on the heart which can only go one way.
I thought about stamping them or using rubbons, but I didn’t for 3 reasons. 1. I don’t have matching upper and lowercase stamps. 2. The lowercase case alphas I have are the ones with the old school g and a (like the font I’m typing in now) and not the bubblier ones that Kate is used to. 3. I wanted to make it more versatile so that in future years I can remove the sharpie with fingernail polish removed and put different things on them (sight words, math, sentences, etc.)
The last thing I did was to cut small stripes of magnet tape and stick it to the back.
Overall, I’m pleased with how it turned out!