I’ve always wanted a set of Lakeshore Letter Builders, but they’re kind of pricey, so I figured I’d try to make my own.
I have a Xyron 9″ laminator and I found some magnetic laminate from Joann’s. (Use a 40% off coupon as its expensive!).
I printed off my letters onto cardstock, then ran it through my Xyron Laminator using the magnetic laminate. Then simply cut the pieces apart and use to build your alphabet!
The kids loved them, this set is a skinnier version than the one above, but I changed my mind, I like the skinny ones better. Click here to download the Magnetic Letter Builders!
We’ll use them to practice our letters from here on out. I may also make an alphabet set for her to put the letters on top of, creating them from the little plastic one above was kind of harder than I’d expected. You could also draw letters on your magnetic whiteboard and have them put the pieces on top of the drawn letter.
NOTE: You may want to print 2 copies of the file as my 3yr old wanted to build more than one letter at a time, didn’t like ripping apart her A to make an E.
Question, can I use the magnetic laminating sheets on any kind of laminating machine or does it have to be a certain kind? Thanks! Love your site!!
Where is the file to make the letters? I couldn’t find it. I want to make these! Fantastic idea!
The link is in the post, but here it is as well:
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Hello, I am making these for my children as well as a friend. Do you have a link to the letters you used as a base to build upon? I want to make sure the pieces fit pretty accurately on top of the letters I print.
I’m so sorry, I didn’t create base pages for the letters to go on, I should definitely do that! Thanks for the suggestion!
I love this idea. I’m a special ed resource teacher and this would be an amazing tool for my students! I worry about the cost of the magnetic laminate and magnetic sheets. How much is wasted when you make these magnetic?
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Hi, You can print it as many times as you like so they can form more letters 🙂 Once is plenty if you’re just having them do one letter at a time.