I have just realised that I never posted about how I made the childrens sandpaper numbers.
I bought the sandpaper letters set which are larger, shinier and come in a beautiful box of course but because there are fewer numbers I thought I would give them a go and save some money in the process.
(This might only be relevant to Australians as sandpaper numbers in the States are far cheaper)
In one trip to Bunnings I bought ten of their wooden coasters in the craft section, a roller, a small tube of red paint and two small sheets of sandpaper.
I obviously painted the coasters first, cut the numbers out and glued them on.
It cost about six dollars while at a2zmontessori they are about thirty dollars!