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Snowman Braille Design

This tactile graphic of a snowman can be created following our step-by-step directions or by downloading and embossing the .brf file.

This tactile graphic of a snowman can be created following our step-by-step directions or by downloading and embossing the .brf file.  Braille drawings are a fun way to motivate students to practice braille skills!

I got this design from an earlier post by Edith West and put together the step-by-step directions.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Row 1: Space 14 times, make 10 full cells
  • Row 2: Space 14 times, make 10 full cells
  • Row 3: Space 14 times, make “p”, make letter “c” 8 times, make “th” 
  • Row 4: Space 10 times, make “with”, make 16 full cells, make “of” 
  • Row 5: Space 10 times, make “er”, make 16 full cells, make “q”
  • Row 6: Space 13 times, make “with”, make “q”, space 8 times, make “er”, make “of”
  • Row 7: Space 12 times, make “with”, make “q”, space 2 times, make “w”, make “r”, space two times, make “w”, make “r”, space 2 times, make “er”, make “of”
  • Row 8: Space 11 times, make “with”, make “q”, space 5 times, make 2 full cells, space 5 times, make “er”, make “of”
  • Row 9: Space 11 times, make 1 full cell, make “l”, space 12 times, make cell (4,5,6), make 1 full cell, space 3 times, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “q”
  • Row 10: Space 11 times, make “er”, make “of”, space 3 times, make “er”, make “gg” 4 times, make “q”, make 3 spaces, make “with”, make “q”, make 2 spaces, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “q”, space 1 time, make “was”, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “q”
  • Row 11: Space 12 times, make “er”, make “of”, space 10 times, make “with”, make “q”, space 2 times, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “q”, make “was”, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “q”, make “f”
  • Row 12: Space 11 times, make “was”, make 16 full cells, make “q”, make “f”, make “er”, make 1 full cell, make “q”, make “f”
  • Row 13: Space 10 times, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “f”, space 11 times, make “d”, make 1 full cell, make “of” 
  • Row 14: Space 1 time, make “g”, make “er”, make “his”, space 5 times, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “f”, space 6 times, make two full cells, space 5 times, make “d”, make 1 full cell, make “of”, space 6 times, make “was”, make “q”, make “g”
  • Row 15: Make “gg”, make “with”, make 6 full cells, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “f”, space 16 times, make “d”, make 1 full cell, make “of”, make 7 full cells, make “of”, make “gg”
  • Row 16: Make “gg”, make “q”, space 5 times, make cell (5,6), make 1 full cell, make “q”, space 18 times, make “er”, make 1 full cell, make “be”, space 6 times, make “er”, make “gg”
  • Row 17: Space 7 times, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “l”, space 8 times, make 2 full cells, space 8 times, make cell (4,5,6,) make 2 full cells
  • Row 18: Space 7 times, make 2 full cells, make “l”, space 18 times, make cell (4,5,6), make 1 full cell, make “of”
  • Row 19: Space 7 times, make “er”, make 1 full cell, make “l”, space 18 times, make cell (4,5,6), make 1 full cell, make “q” 
  • Row 20: Space 7 times, make cell (4,5), make 1 full cell, make “of”, space 8 times, make 2 full cells, space 8 times, make “with”, make 1 full cell, make “b”
  • Row 21: Space 8 times, make “er”, make 1 full cell, make “his”, space 16 times, make “was”, make 1 full cell, make “q”
  • Row 22: Make 40 full cells

Download the step-by-step instructions.

Braille design of snowman

Download the .brf file to emboss.

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