Make Your Own Braille Bag!
Are you looking for a cute and personalized bag for your little one? Do you want to introduce your child (and their friends) to braille? Well, we’ve got a project that’s so easy you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself! Here’s the how-to…
What You’ll Need:
- A blank tote
- Puffy iron-on letters
- Puffy paint
Making Your Braille Bag
- Following manufacturer’s directions, iron on the print alphabet letters on the bag. Make sure to leave enough space for the braille letters above.
- Next, use puffy paint to make braille dots above each print letter. If you’re unfamiliar with the braille alphabet, you can download our Braille Alphabet and Numbers Sheet.
- You can also presonalize your bag by adding your child’s name in print and braille on the other side.
- You’re done! Wasn’t that easy?
And One More Idea…
Once you’ve got the technique down, you can braille just about anything, from blankets to table cloths. Here’s a picture of a simple yet beautiful blanket that’s been brailled. The fabric was cut on the ends and tied to give it a knitted look. So what are you waiting for? Go braille something!
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