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Braille Drawing of Santa's Sleigh

braille sleigh

Here's a braille design just in time for Santa's sleigh!  This is a fun activity for Christmas.

  1. Space 24 times, make “with”, make 7 full braille cells, make “of”, make “gh”.
  2. Space 23 times, make “with”,  make 11 full braille cells, make “of”.
  3. Space 23 times, make 4 full braille cells, make “f”, space 2 times, make “d”, make 5 full cells.
  4. Space 23 times, make 4 full cells, Space 4 times, make 5 full cells.
  5. Space 23 times, make “er”, make 2 full cells, make “q”, space 4 times, make 5 full cells.
  6. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  7. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  8. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  9. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  10. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  11. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  12. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  13. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  14. Space 31 times, make 5 full cells.
  15. Space 30 times, make “with”, make 5 full cells.
  16. Space 29 times, make “with”, make 6 full cells.
  17. Space 28 times, make “with”, make 7 full cells.
  18. Space 27 times, make “with”, make 8 full cells.
  19. Space 26 times, make “with”, make 9 full cells.
  20. Space 25 times, make “with”, make 10 full cells, make “q”.
  21. Space 24 times, make “with”, make 11 full cells. 
  22. Space 4 times, make “of”, make “gg” 18 times, make “with”, make 10 full cells, make “q”.
  23. Space 5 times, make “l”, make “gg” 16 times, make “with”, make 10 full cells, make “q”.
  24. Space 6 times, make “l”, make “gg” 14 times, make “with”, make  10 full cells, make “q”.
  25. Space 7 times, make “l”, make “gg” 12 times, make “with”, make 10 full cells, make “q”.
To make the rails under the sleigh:
  • Remove paper, turn clockwise once so that you are under the sleigh. Put paper in brailler, lock in place so you are at bottom of page. Roll paper in 3 times, so that you are on the bottom line of the sleigh.  
  • Make “with”, make simple opening quotation mark, space 36 times, make simple closing quotation mark, make “of”. 
  • Next: Make “gh”, make “gg” 37 times, make “ar”.

Download the directions in Word format.

Braille drawing of Santa's sleigh

Collage of Santa's sleigh braille drawing

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