DIY Cardboard Alphabet board

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A DIY cardboard alphabet board made with everyday objects at home.

cardboard diy alphabet board

DIY cardboard alphabet board

This is our latest fun project that we did together as a family. It is an interesting and challenging activity where you sit together and brainstorm all the little things at home that start with the letters A-Z.

Actually, the initial intention was to make an alphabet poster in our play space. But it turned out into an interactive alphabet board.

alphabet board with everyday objects

Scroll on to see Instruction and closeup pictures. In addition, I have included the list of all the items that we added on the board in case if you cannot predict from the pictures.

Things needed to make a DIY cardboard alphabet board

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  • Big cardboard sheet (we used 40 x 70 cm)
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Wooded Alphabet
  • Small A-Z things at home
  • Hot Glue
  • Paper glue

How to DIY cardboard alphabet board

cardboard alphabet board

Begin by making a grid on the cardboard for 26 alphabets. To be precise, the grid should be big enough to hold the 2″ wooden alphabet as well as the small object that we find. Also, leave a small space above for the title.

Stick the wooden alphabet one each on the block with hot glue.

Once this is done, it’s time to start the activity. Raid your craft supplies, kitchen, and fetch all the little things that you could think of for each alphabet.

Check out this blog for ideas, it has a list of 50 house items for each alphabet.

Now start placing them on the respective blocks and glue them. That’s all! Time to put the board for display.

Now here are some close-up pictures and the list of things.

a b c d e f g h i j k l beginning letter things

  • A- Almond
  • B- Button
  • C- Coin
  • D- Dots
  • E- Eraser
  • F- Feather
  • G- Googly Eyes
  • H- Hairpin
  • I- Icecream
  • J- Jigsaw puzzle pieces
  • K- Key
  • L- Leaf

i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z beginning words

  • M- Mirror
  • N- Nail
  • O- Owl
  • P – Pom pom
  • Q- Q-tips
  • R – Rubberband, ring
  • S- Star
  • T- Triangle
  • U- Umbrella
  • V- Van
  • W- Walnut
  • X- Xmas tree
  • Y- Yarn
  • Z- zip

For some letters like C, S, P, and H we could find a lot of small things but for letters U, V, I, and X we couldn’t find even one. So I drew a picture of those letters.

The end product was fantastic and unique. We have put it for display near our blackboard.

alphabet poster / board

Try this at your home with your child. You will love it!

Here is another similar board that we made for numbers

Number board cardboard diy

We hope you like these ideas! Don’t forget to pin this for later!

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