I printed the template from here . We were inspired to make ours after seeing some amazing examples online. I reverse printed the letters and cut them out to fit all of them on two pieces of sandpaper.
I chose red sandpaper for all the letters, by 3M. We did not want to paint our boards. We made ours with smooth (both sides) Masonite. I did paint my vowel boards blue.
A typical early MontessoriCursive Moveable Alphabet has blue vowels and red consonants as does mine, so I wanted to do the same scheme. If you are using these for writing practice alone then colour coding is not necessary. The vowels are an alternate colour as we will be using these potentially along side our Pink Series Reading Materials. In this first series vowels are presented in an alternate colour.
I used a glue stick to place the template on the back of the sandpaper, and then cut them out. I used an exacto blade to cut the centres of a...b...etc.
This is basically the same explanation I gave in my Make D'Nealian Sandpaper Letters post. For more info on making them check it out here . Again these were quite simple to make. The hardest part was cutting them out. Also don't forget to try and peel off as much of the paper template ( glued on the back for cutting) that you can.
I used wood glue to adhere them to the boards. Also one last thing I did was to use a water based clear coat over the finished boards. We found that mod podge marks up easily on the sandpaper.
If you make them, let me know how they turn out!
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