Those magnetic refrigerator letters are almost as iconic as it gets when it comes to childhood playthings. They’re an educational must-have around the house, but if you don’t want to go the classic route, you can make your own from any number of materials. Consider letters and numbers cut from card stock, or even laminated construction paper. Or get out the sewing machine and craft handmade material letters. Felt boards are popular DIY projects these days too, because the felt easily and temporarily adheres to itself, and the possibilities are endless with what words and creative scenarios can play out on a wall of felt.
I like the classic plastic magnetic lettering, but decided to create my own set using oven-bake clay and small magnets. It’s easy and inexpensive, and is a project your kids will love to help with.
Keep on reading to see how you can make them yourself.