Keep the kids learning all summer long with their own MY ABC BOARD KIDS CRAFT PROJECT!
With the end of the school year coming, I know I’m looking for ways to keep my son’s brain thinking and practicing the reading skills he learned this year. So I thought why not involve him in a simple kids craft project for summer by creating his very own “My ABC Board” to practice putting together words! It’s very simple to make and I used a Target dollar spot magnetic board to put the whole thing on. Check out the simple instructions…
What you need:
- Alphabet silicone mold
- Air drying clay – either pre-colored or white
- Craft paint and paintbrushes – if you’re using white clay
- Small Magnets
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Magnetic Board – you can find these at the dollar store and Target dollar spot too
**Originally I used the Mod Podge Melts ABC Mold and Mod Podge Mini Mod Melts and Melting Gun for this project. The melting gun has since been discontinued. Instructions still show the previous images but have been updated to using clay.
Take small pieces of clay and press them into the alphabet mold to form letters.
Pop the letters out and place them on a baking sheet to dry overnight until hardened. Follow the package directions for drying time.
Once the clay is solid you’re ready for the next step. If you used colored clay jump to the next step. If you use white clay, grab some paint and paintbrushes and decorate the letters.
My kids love painting them will all kinds of patterns and color mash-ups!
Use a hot glue gun to attach one magnet to the back of each letter. Let the glue dry completely.
Then let your kids practice creating words with it and sounding them out…let them leave you notes on there or write simple sentences.
I added an extra set of vowels and popular letters to the mix so we could create more words.
If you enjoyed this simple tutorial, check out some of my other favorite crafts: