I’ve always wanted to make my own tactile letters, but even the thought of cutting the sandpaper with scissors sends a shiver up my spine. Tactile letters can be so expensive, that purchasing them is a little hard to swallow on a limited budget.
I was in my favorite home improvement store (that would be the Home Depot, of course) waiting for my garage wall paint to be mixed when I gazed down only to find the most fantastic option to sandpaper possible for making tactile letters! It’s adhesive outdoor tread designed to be placed on steps. It’s absolutely perfect–it’s easy to cut with scissors AND has a sticky backing so no gluing necessary!
All you’ll need to make your tactile letters is the outdoor tread, a copy of the letter templates (print pdf below), 2 poster boards, a pencil and scissors.
Step 1: First measure and cut 4″ x 5″ squares from the poster board.
Step 2: Cut the letters from the template. Be sure to cut the inside white of each letter too.
Step 3: Flip the letter over and trace the letter on the back side of the outdoor tread.
Step 4: Cut the letters from the outdoor tread with scissors.
Step 5: Peel the backing from the letter.
Step 6: Adhere the letter to the poster board.
Click the following link to download a free pdf of the letter templates. Tactile Letters