I have always wanted to try and use some Montessori methods at our house to help our two kids to learn when they aren’t at school.
While I love supporting the community of Montessori craftspersons out there, I don’t always have the extra money to buy the real deal.
I am really fond of the sandpaper letters our kids play with at school. While they aren’t close to reading yet, my kids are really interested in letters and numbers. A set of all capital wooden sandpaper letters can run $30-$40 on Etsy, and the same for a lowercase or numbers set.
When I saw the textured glitter letter stickers at my local dollar store, I saw an opportunity to try and make a facsimile of a set, I had to try!
First, I started with the glitter stickers and I found an old 4×4 craft paper stack I had bought for $5 with a coupon a whole back. Initially I wanted them to all be separated, but the idea of making a flip book was pretty appealing.
Then I put a letter on each page and then went from 1-0 after the alphabet.
And now I have a flip book of letters.
The font isn’t perfect, but I’m happy with my $6 letters!
Let me know what you think and what hacks you have used to make Montessori education at home a bit less costly.