Finding the perfect font and font size for your classroom creations can sometimes be a challenge. When working to create my new Play Dough Fun Letter Mats for my kindergarten and first grade teacher friends, I needed to find an open font for commercial use and make it large enough to fill. I have found that PowerPoint is the easiest to use for the items I create. The only problem is that there is a limit to the font size you can select for some of my favorite cutesy fonts.
Here's a tip or two learned by trial and error :):
Create a text box in a word document. Type in the font size and select your favorite font. Type what you need to and then copy and paste the text box into your PowerPoint and you can get the size you need that way.
If you are creating a SMART Notebook file and want cutesy font, type what you like in a document, then create a JPEG or PNG image of your wording. Insert the image into your Notebook file. That way the font itself will become part of the file. My Back to School Calendar Math was created in this way. It was a bit time consuming, but I created the wording so that it is general enough to be used in other files I create later on down the road.
So here is the link to Play Dough Fun:
Can't believe I have to say July already! Summer is just going by way too fast!
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Watch for a HUGE Giveaway mid-month to celebrate my new blog! I am counting down the days and can hardly wait!