So a long time ago I wanted to buy the children some sandpaper letters. I searched online but only found very expensive sets. I thought, well, I can make those can't I?! So several trips to the craft store later (to find the wood I wanted in stock), I had strips of wood to cut in half, paint (to paint the vowel boards one color and the consonant boards another color) and adhesive felt (so I wouldn't have to do brown sandpaper). I couldn't get motivated though. The materials sat and taunted me (well, not really) but I just didn't want to start. I realized I'd need to print and cut all the letters backwards and it seemed like a hella work (it would be). BUT! Then I found these on etsy! I could even customize the font! And they were SO reasonable. I got the alphabet and numbers for under $50, including shipping. YES! See the shop here.
Now below--Eric wanted to race cars in the upstairs hall. I took some pictures. Lily even graced us with her dressed-up self. I love these kids.