I utilized these wonderful materials on contractions from one of the great bloggers, but I can't give credit where it is due. I have tried to locate which great teacher posted this. Thank you for sharing and if anyone knows who created these please let me know so I can give them credit. The kids loved making these. I think I'll use a variation on the idea with abbreviations in the near future.
I made the last two for the examples. That happens to be a depiction of my husband and I.