As you know, I've been following the Letter of the Week curriculum with my little Butterfly, and each week we spell a new word with the Letter Matching worksheets using homemade printed circle letters. I printed mine on cardstock, then laminated, then cut every single circle out by hand. The white thin letters on white paper was not appealing, I've been meaning to re-do my letters for so long for Butterfly. Well, half way through the alphabet, I've finally done it! And I am hoping they will be durable- at least for another year, as we are doing this curriculum again next year for JK.
So I printed out the letters again, using Confessions of a Homeschooler's printable.
Then laminated them with my wonderful easy laminator! I used the the Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge. So it laminated the letters on top and added stickiness to the back!
I used Craft Foam sheets for the back of my letters.
I peeled the backing off the letter sheet and stuck on the foam sheets, then cut the letters into strips ready to be punched.
I bought a 1-1/2-Inch Circle Flower Punch which made it easier to punch out all the letters (since I even printed them twice)! It even punches through all the layers- paper, laminate, foam- when all stuck together.
Our new letters!
I used blue foam for the capitals set, and purple foam back for the lower case set.
This will make it so much easier for little fingers to find letters and have the tiles raised and at a different colour when on top of the white worksheets, since we do use these every week!