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Braille Note Craft
©2007 Publications International, Ltd.                              Use the braille code in the picture to write your message.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Use the braille code in the picture to write your message.
2007 Publications International, Ltd.

With the braille note craft you can learn Braille and a crafting technique at the same time. This technique is a rudimentary way to make Braille letters, and teaches a little bit of patience along with the Braille language.

What You'll Need:

  • Scrap paper
  • Braille alphabet
  • Pencil
  • Card stock
  • Old nail polish
  • Markers

Step 1: First, pick a simple message -- one to three words, tops. On a piece of scrap paper, translate the letters into the dot-patterned letters used by the visually impaired.

Step 2: When you've translated your message, carefully copy it onto a clean piece of white card-stock, leaving space between letters and words. Drip small blobs of nail polish over the alphabet dots.

This works best if the nail polish is old and slightly thickened. If you need to, go back over the dots with a second coat so the letters dry slightly raised. Work in a well-ventilated room and away from any flames when you use nail polish.

Step 3: On the back of the card, translate your message in ordinary letters. Decorate the card, once it dries, and pass it on. This "hello" braille note is ideal for older children that enjoy easy crafts and will be remembered for a long time!

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