Creating CHEAP Magnetic Alphabet Letters

Are you looking for something fun, and cheap to help teach little ones their letters?

Recently while on a shopping trip to Walmart I discovered in the kitchen section a pack of magnetic alphabet letters. They were cheaper than the ones you would find in the craft section. The only “issue” I had was they weren’t as cute.


My trusty spray paint stash!

I went into my supply cabinet and pulled out two colors. One for consonants and the other for vowels.


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I wanted to  have contrasting colors so we could easily distinguish them while doing letter practice and building words.

Bright green and blue were the ones I went with.

After thoroughly spraying them so as to ensure full coverage in all of the nooks and crannies…what we had at the end was perfect!

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Once they were totally dry (about an hour) I took my Modge-Podge sealer and sprayed a thin coat over them. I allowed them to dry for another hour.


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Then I wiped them down and placed them on our magnetic board!


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Little man was excited when I told him this was his board. I plan to make an oversized magnetic board for the girls room and then another for the boys room!

I’m looking forward to the play/practice time that will come.


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