Over the last year or two I’ve noticed a trend in Scrabble tile crafts. Also, I’m sure you’ve seen magnetic words and letters, which are great for helping kids learn their alphabet and make words. For older kids, they can be fun for leaving messages for each other on the refrigerator!
That got me thinking. In this technology driven world, kids and adults alike have truly taken to using acronyms to save time while typing and texting. If you have tweens or older elementary aged kids, show them this project and I guarantee they’ll want to make some!
Scrabble Tile Craft
Do you have an old Scrabble game you aren’t using anymore? Don’t throw it away or sell it in a garage sale. There are plenty of way to use all the pieces, including the game board. For now, we’ll just use some of the letter tiles. If you don’t have one, you can find them at thrift stores and flea markets, and they even sell wooden letter tiles at the craft store.
For this project you will need:
- Scrabble tiles
- Magnetic sheets
- White craft glue
- Self healing cutting mat
- Craft knife
Walmart or the craft store carry self-adhesive magnetic sheets, which is what we’ll be using to make these.
Peel the backing off of a magnetic sheet and place it on the work surface, sticky side up. Press Scrabble tiles onto the sheet, being careful to place the letters directly next to each other with no space in between.
Cut each acronym away from the sheet using a craft knife.
Trim off the excess magnetic sheet but running the craft knife along the edge of the letters.
Repeat for all the acronyms.
Squeeze some white craft glue in between each of the Scrabble tiles.
Place the acronyms on the work surface and use your finger to wipe off the excess glue. Let the glue dry completely.
If you aren’t sure what some of these mean:
TTYL – talk to you later
YOLO – you only live once
ROFL – rolling on the floor laughing
IDK – I don’t know
LOL – laugh out loud
LMK – let me know
BFF – best friends forever
XOXO – kiss and hug
Other acronym ideas:
BTW – by the way
TTFN – ta ta for now
FWIW – for what it’s worth
KWIM – know what I mean?
SMH – shaking my head
IMHO – in my humble opinion
ILY – I love you
NP – no problem
TMI – too much information
Do you have any acronyms to add to this list? Ask your kids, they may know some more! These magnets are perfect for using inside your child’s locker and great to give as friendship gifts as well. Have fun with it!