Saturday, August 27, 2011
Playing with the Alphabet
I bought some of the clear glass gems that lots of people use in flower vases or fish tanks and tried to recreate a project I found in a magazine. I believe the magazine was Family Fun, but I couldn't swear to it. I searched through some old magazines and cut out letters of appropriate size and glued them onto the backs of the gems using regular school glue. As soon as I buy them, I'll glue circle magnets onto the backs of the alphabet gems.
The kids are very much enjoying playing with them already even though they don't have magnets yet.
I had some extra glass gems leftover after I had finished my alphabet, so I found some suffixes and blends and made those as well.
If the children were a little older, they would have enjoyed helping to find and cut out the letters. My little ones just played with cutting up the pages of the magazines I didn't need.
And to give credit where credit is due, my cousin participated cheerfully in much of the project helping to create at least a third of the alphabet.