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Braille Design: Piece of Birthday Cake

Make your own braille drawing of a slice of birthday cake, following these steps.

Braille drawings are a great way to practice braille skills!  This one of a slice of birthday cake with a candle on it is sure to be a favorite.

Directions

Row 1: Space 11 times, make “L”.

Row 2: Space 10 times, make 2 full cells.

Row 3: Space 10 times, make 2 full cells.

Row 4: Space 4 times, make “s”, make “wh” 5 times, make 2 full cells, make “wh”.

Row 5: Space 4 times, make “L”, make “s”, make dot (4), make “comma”, make apostrophe, space 1 time, make 2 full cells, space 1 time, make “ch”

Row 6: Space 4 times, make “L” 2 times, space 3 times, make dot (4), make dot (5), make dot (6), space 2 times, make “ch”

Row 7: Space 4 times, make “L” 2 times, space 6 times, make dot (4), make dot (5), make dot (6), make “ch”

Row 8: Space 4 times, make “L” 2 times, space 9 times, make dots (4, 5, 6) 

Row 9: Space 4 times, make “v”, make “L”, space 9 times, make dots (4, 5, 6) 

Row 10: Space 5 times, make “a”, make dot (5), make dot (6), space 7 times, make dots (4, 5, 6)

Row 11: Space 8 times, make dot (4), make dot (5), make dot (6), space 4 times, make dots (4, 5, 6)

Row 12: Space 11 times, make dot (4), make dot (5), make dot (6), space 1 time, make dots (4, 5, 6)

Row 13: Space 14 times, make dot (4), make dots (4, 5)

Download pdf of Instructions for Piece of Birthday Cake.

Enjoy more braille designs by Edith West!

collage of braille design of birthday cake piece
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