How to create wooden letter disks for preschool activities:

First print off the letters. You can download my uppercase and lowercase letters here.

Next I used a 1 1/2″ circle punch to cut out my letters, but you can also use scissors!

Then I ran them through the Xyron Sticker Maker. I then stuck them onto 1 1/2″ wooden disks.

I know some people Modge Podge the disks when done, but I didn’t and they seem to be holding up fine. Well, that’s it! Super easy and fun!

Tip from the trenches: Make a couple copies of commonly used letters as some words contain more than one of the same letter, like cookie for example 🙂

Now go visit my alphabet ideas and have fun learning your letters!


    1. I think laminating is a good way to help prevent the cards or paper from getting wet, or worn out too quickly from constant use. If you don’t want to use laminate, I find good use in Large roles of clear cello tape (clear scotch packing tape), to use for smaller laminating projects. Its only because I can’t access a laminating machine or laminating sheets where we are. a laminator is a good investment that will help keep things clean as well, then if you have younger children, you can reuse the things that were laminated again instead of remaking them. you’ll save a bundle! 😀

      Christina Limin
  1. I don't laminate the bottle caps themselves, just the page with the picture that they go on. I don't think the xyron sticker maker stuff would stick to the letters if they were laminated first. Some people modge podge the letter disks too instead of using the xyron.You probably don't have to laminate the picture card either if you don't want to.

  2. So when I used the punch to cut out the letters, I was running into the next letter. Any tips on how to get them as even as yours? I know I'm a dork and want everything to look pretty! LOL

  3. I laminated them and then cut them out. It would work fine unless you have a child who is a super perfectionist or in my case has autism and gets very frustrated when the letters slide around on the laminated picture so I'm heading to Hobby Lobby tonight to buy the wooden pieces. Love this site!!


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