Saturday, July 21, 2012
Puzzle Mat Word Wall
Last year I used puzzle mat pieces like this to make a word wall. I put a letter on each piece. I'd show you a picture, but all my walls had to be cleared for painting. I used 27 pieces and made a 9x3 grid. I love how it added so much color to my wall. I put it at level for the kids to reach. I made some word cards out of cardstock and laminated them. They didn't hold up well because the area gets high use. Do any of you have any ideas of what I can use for words that will hold up better? I'm doing a dot theme this year so I thought it would be cute to have the words on dots. Most things I've thought of are too small (poker chips) or too large (small plates). I thought about using jar lids and spray painting them. My friend reminded me that it will take forever to do that! I thought about slicing pool noodles, but I don't want to have to write in a rainbow shape (plus, will sharpies write on noodles?). I'm loving this blogging stuff -- the more I write, the more ideas I get! :) I'm thinking more foam could be an obvious choice. The problem I was having with the cardstock was that the corners were getting bent. I don't think that would happen with foam. I could use the thin fun foam. I wonder if my Cricut baby bug would cut it? Off to google.....looks like a crafter reported it working. I'll let you know if it works for me.