But I did work on a project I've been wanting to complete for some time - home made flashcards. This particular project is of my own design but from a lot of other ideas I've either seen or heard. Thomas likes to look at flashcards while he's sitting on the potty. Sometimes, though, he cannot relate to what he's seeing - probably an age developmental thing. For example, not all cups look like his cup. Or a photo of a dog does not always process as his dog.
Therefore, I took photos of some of his belongings and labeled them with his letter blocks. Then I printed the photos out and covered them with laminating sheets. After which I punched holes in the corners and bound them with a link.
Laminating sheets that I used
It took two sheets per four photos - one sheet for each side.
Total cost for project was about $10 with the laminating sheets being the most expensive. You can purchase them as well as a binding link at an office supply store. Staging the photos took the longest. But once those were taken, it was only about 30 to 45 minutes to laminate the photos, punch the holes, and bind them.
Thomas seemed to like them - he constantly wants to take his favorites off the link and I am not sure how long they will last but probably until he is able to "grow" into his other flashcards. And it made for a fun "rainy day" project.