Big Brother has always loved being read to. Little Brother has not always been so eager…but has definitely come to enjoy it more and more in the last couple of months. I’ve found that sometimes the best way to get a child engaged in a story is set the scene. The boys received a tee-pee from my parents for Christmas and it has quickly become our go-to reading spot (especially since we put cushy beanbags inside). I saw this idea for making a child’s name using the cardboard letters from craft stores and immediately knew we needed to make a “READ” sign for our home.
Here’s what you’ll need: cardboard letters from the craft store and a glue gun.
Did you know that JoAnn’s allows you to use multiple coupons in the same transaction? This made it especially economical! You can use the newspaper coupons, mailer coupons, and coupons from their smart phone app all at once (take that, Michael’s!). :) Using a 40% or 50% off coupon for every letter made this project right at ten bucks!
1. Fire up your glue gun.
2. Place a good amount of hot glue on the top of the E and then secure the R and the E together. Continue with the A and D as well.
All done! Super easy!
And in case you’re wondering…the letters easily glue back together if they come apart. :) Little Brother tested it out for us on the letter “D”.