I have a bottle cap collecting addiction. I admit it. My name is Hadar and I’m addicted to collecting bottle caps!
Make your own bottle cap letters
This is only a portion of my collection!
However, I put them to good use, and I’m saving the environment along the way, so it’s all good, right?!
Most recently I made some bottle cap letters out of my recycled water bottle caps.
They’re perfect for the classroom and add a little pizazz to our word work center!
To make your own bottle cap letters, you will need the following supplies:
*Bottle caps
*Letter stickers
{make sure they fit on your bottle caps…some of my letters hang off a little}
*Sponge brush
Make your bottle cap letters in 2 easy steps!
Step 1: Stick the stickers on the bottle caps!
Step 2: Add a layer or two of Mod Podge!
{the Mod Podge helps extend the life of your bottle cap letters a little, but depending on how much use they get, they still only last a few months or so…just make sure you continue to hoard collect bottle caps so you can make more as you need! An alternative is to write each letter on the bottle caps with a permanent maker.}
Your students can use their bottle cap letters to practicing spelling CVC words.
They can also practice building their sight words!

{printable from Tara West}

The possibilities are endless!
Here are some more ways to use bottle caps in your classroom!
Emma from Clever Classroom writes sight words on each cap and has her students build and write the words.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bottle-Cap-Reading-and-Writing-Centers-x-5-for-any-word-list-836700
Vanessa from Pre-K Pages has her students practice spelling their names!
http://www.pre-kpages.com/teaching-names-in-preschool/
Boy Mama Teacher Mama has her students sing their ABCs and find each letter as they go.
http://boymamateachermama.com/2012/07/24/teacher-mama-bottle-caps-abcs/
Do you use bottle caps in your classroom? Leave a comment and let us know how!