DIY Letter and Numbers Tiles


Do you use letter and number tiles for word work or centers?   Here are some that are inexpensive and couldn’t be easier to make!

Items to Gather:

  • 1 inch glass mosaic tiles (I purchased this 12 X 12 sheet at Home Depot for about $5)
  • Letter and number stickers
  • Box cutter
  • Cutting mat or cardboard


The tiles come on a backing which allow you to do some really fun things.

Option One – Letter or number tiles:  Just stick your letter or number stickers to the tiles and peel the tiles off the backing.  So fast and easy!

I purchased red stickers to make vowel tiles.

Option Two – Word Families: Use the box cutter to cut the backing  to the length of the word family.

Flip them over and apply the stickers.  This allows you to make the exact word families you teach.

Option Three – 100 Chart Puzzle: Cut the backing to make a 10×10 square of tiles.  Turn it over and apply stickers.

Turn it again, to the backing side so you can cut it into puzzle pieces.

You can differentiate for your students by making the puzzle easy or more difficult. 

Other Tips/Suggestions

If a sticker goes onto the tile crooked, don’t worry.  Just carefully slide the blade of your box cutter under the edge of the sticker, lift it off, and reposition. 

The possibilities are endless.  I can’t wait to see how you will use them!

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