How to Make Felt Letters of the Alphabet

Make a set of alphabet letters for the felt board that will engage and entertain your early learner. Felt letters are easy to make and provide opportunities for language and sensory experiences.  

Flannel board games with felt letters

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Felt is a perfect material for making letters of the alphabet - it is colorful, easy to cut, and provides a quiet, mess free activity. The letters of the alphabet are easy to store, and durable enough for kids to use over and over.

You can make the letters large or small, and make upper or lower case or both.

Related: alphabet cards made with cardboard and self-adhesive letters

Felt letters

Homemade letters of the alphabet are easy to make and fun to use in literacy activities.  

The letters in this tutorial are approximately 5 in. ( 12.5 cm) in height. You can make them any size you want, depending on available felt and the size of your felt board.

Smaller felt letters can be used on a mini travel size felt board.


  • felt
  • chalk

  • scissors


Felt letters drawn with chalk



Print the letters onto the felt with chalk. I pressed firmly so the letters would show up in the photos, but if you press lightly the chalk is easier to dust off when the letters are completed.

Turn reversible letters like M and T over after you cut them out so the chalk isn't visible. 

The play value of the felt alphabet won't be diminished if a little chalk is left on the letters!


Felt letters of the alphabet

 Make your own felt board and start using the colorful felt letters.


Easy felt letters activities

Learning through play with felt letters of the alphabet

1. Make beginning words with two or three familiar letters.

2. Sort letters by color.

3. Sort letters into groups such as vowels, or letters with shapes like a circle or triangle.

4. Spell your name and the names of family members.

5. Make a series of 3 or 4 letters on the felt board with one letter missing.

  • Which letter is missing in the series? (A-B-?-D)



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