Last year I saw a cool idea on making your own Alphabet flashcards at Cutie Fruity. In anticipation of making these cool cards I made a photo album to store my cards.
Well, unfortunately it has taken me a while to actually make the flashcards. I haven't been too motivated because Mr. E doesn't seem too interested in learning his letters. He has been learning his numbers in preschool, but they haven't gotten to letters yet. I think having his own "alphabet book" might motivate him to start learning other letters...he has the letter E down.
To make my cards I used picnik.com. I started by finding clip art pictures and putting them on a white background in Microsoft Paint. I adjusted the picture so that it took up about half of the screen. I saved the paint file and then uploaded it to picnik.com. Once in picnik.com I adjusted the size of the file to the size of a photo (2640x1980). After resizing I added a black boarder and my letters. I used both upper and lower case letters.
I did the same thing and made number flashcards as well. I did numbers 1-10. I copied the appropriate amount of clip art pics on each card to the corresponding number.
All in all this was a fun porject It was a little time consuming due to finding the clip art pics and the uploading to picnik.com. But I think it will be well worth the effort!
Here are what a couple of my cards look like. If anyone is interested in my cards send me an e-mail and I will send you the files.