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October Project of the Month
Tub Fun Alphabet Project

Bath Fun Thank you to StorkNet member Lauren (kiki's_momma) for sharing this great project idea!

Make these quick, easy, and inexpensive letters to entertain the young child in the bath tub. Older children who can trace and use scissors can help with this project with some supervision.

Materials needed:
  • craft foam in assorted colors
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • chubby alphabet stencil or computer font


Make letter and number stencils by enlarging a font on the computer until letters are approximately 2.5 - 3 inches tall. (Font shown is Franklin Gothic Heavy, size 250; use outline format to save printer ink.) Or use a chubby alphabet stencil such as those for scrapbooks. Trace letter shapes onto the foam with a pencil. Numbers and outlines of simple objects (circles, squares, etc.) may be fun additions. Cut out shapes with scissors. The foam letters will cling to the bathtub or any smooth surface (e.g., a glass door) when wet.

Inexpensive tip: Use the plastic netting from a bag of onions to store the foam alphabet in tub when not in use.

Warning: Small foam letters may present a choking hazard to infants. Please use your best judgment in deciding if your child is mature enough to use these letters. Never leave your baby unattended near water for any length of time.

Note: You can also use cookie cutters or stencils to make shapes such as animals or people. (See photo.)

tub animals

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