I would LOVE to have a set of these really nice Montessori sandpaper letters, but the price is a little steep for my taste. So I started thinking about how I could (cheaply) make them myself. I came across this post at innerchildfun.com and thought it was a great alternative. Here is my version:
I used these adhesive felt letter stickers and these small wooden cards that I got from Hobby Lobby (love that place!!).
The cards measure about 2" x 4" and came in packs of four for about $1.50 a pack. I gave the edges a light sanding before sticking on the letters. I did use a couple of tiny dabs of superglue on the back of each letter, just to make sure they don't peel off.
And that was it! I love the way they look. The size is perfect for little hands and I think they will end up being really durable. I'm going to store them in a cute little black drawstring bag that I have in my craft stash (I think I got it with a set of pillowcases at some point??). Oh...and BONUS...I have enough letter (and number) stickers left over to make another set. I would like to make a lowercase set, too eventually. I'll have to keep an eye out for lowercase letter stickers. But for the time being, these are exactly what I wanted!