This Sparkly Princess Word Spacer is perfect for early writers learning how to space their words, as a pointer for sounding out words, or turn it sideways to keep track of what line you’re on when reading! Here’s how to make it!
Sparkly Princess Word Spacer Tutorial
- Paint. I didn’t have pink, so I mixed a cranberry red with white.
- Self adhesive plastic rhinestone strips. These can be found in the rhinestone or bridal aisle of craft stores.
- Large rhinestone. Or other small decorative item.
- Popsicle stick.
- Hot glue gun.
- Nail file or scissors. Optional, for rounding off the edge of the rhinestones.
If you don’t have the exact color of paint you want, start by mixing up paint to create your color. I find it helpful to keep a variety of primary colored paint, plus black and white, so I can create whatever color I’d like. Paint your popsicle stick on both sides, and don’t forget the edges. Let it dry completely. Then measure your rhinestone strip to match the width and height of your popsicle stick.
Peel off the backing and press it firmly onto your stick. Mine was a bit short, so I lined up the bottom edges and left the gap at the top, since it will be covered anyway. This is optional, but for a smooth round finish at the bottom, trim off any excess rhinestone with sharp scissors, and then smooth it out with a nail file to math the rounded edge of the stick. Take your large rhinestone or decorative piece and hot glue it to the top of your stick.
And you’re all done!
Use this to help your early writer put the correct size space between their words.
To help track which line they’re on while they’re reading. This is helpful for older readers too!
Or to point out specific words when sounding them out!
These are great little spacers that can be used a variety of ways, and fit easily inside a book or a pencil case!