Friday, July 29, 2011

Letter Puddles:)

Saw something like this on where else.......Pinterest!  So thought I would give it a try.  The idea I saw was making magnets and I have to say, that is what I had in mind when I purchased the materials and sat down to craft.  But, when they were done, I had too much fun sliding them around and playing with them and thought how fun this would be for students to practice spelling words or any type of word work activity.

What you need:
- 1 bag of clear puddles (flat glass stones, I call them puddles.  Dollar Tree! Score!)
- scissors
- Mod Podge
- Small paint brush
- Wax paper
- Alphabet stickers (dollar section Target)
Notice the magnets...told you that's what I had in mind..
This is too easy to do.  Simply cut out your letters to fit your puddles.  Then with your brush put a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the back/flat side of your puddle.  Then put your letter on and set it on a sheet of wax paper to dry:)
Putting them on the wax paper will keep them from sticking to something else if any of the Mod Podge leaks out.

We let our dry over night and ta-daa!

Aren't those fun?!  Don't you just want to dig in and make some words:)

Happy Craftin!!


  1. LOVE IT! I need to make these!!!!! Ahhhhh so much to do but I only want to do the fun stuff. LOL!


  2. These are so great-- I love them! Hope my target has the stickers!!!

  3. I just made some of these the other day...and then I saw those same stickers at Target and liked them better than my original ones so I'm making another set. Hoping it turns out as cute as yours! :)

  4. Awesome! I would love to do this with numbers!!!

    Ann Marie
    ABCs and 123s 4 me

  5. OH!!! I'm going to use these for the 'gumballs' for my 'gumball machine'---PERFECT!!! Of course, this means ANOTHER trip to Target! :)


  6. This wad such a great idea that I had to run out and get all the stuff to make them. I'm going to use them for a center or small group work. Thanks for sharing.


  7. These are so fabulous! I am definitely going to make some! Thanks for sharing, Tara:)


  8. I love these! Gonna have to make some now :)

  9. I already have these stickers and I LOVE this idea!!! Thanks for sharing :)


  10. OK, these are SO cool. I'm headed out right now for my supplies . . . oh, I mean as soon as I get my pool chairs cleaned - lol! I saw those stickers at T yesterday when we were shopping for dorm stuff and I almost picked them up . . . who knew?

  11. I made these today because you inspired me!!! I used numbers instead since I teach math. I went ahead and blogged about it and included you in my post :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!


  12. I absolutely LOVE this idea... so much so that I already ran out and bought all of the materials. Then, I started making them and realized I am confused... How did you apply the stickers to the bottom of the marble and have the letter show through? Or if you put the sticky side away from the marble, what keeps little fingers from picking the sticker label off and making it stick to everything?

    Please help! Thank you!


  13. This is an awesome project!!! I can't wait to make some :)

  14. I ran out to buy all the materials too! I just can't stop making them! Thank you for the awesome idea!

  15. I made some and they are ADORABLE!! The purple letters are too dark and didn't show up :/ All the rest are awesome though. I hope the kiddos have as much using them as I had making them!


  16. Great idea! Going to do this soon!