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DIY Chalkboard Block Puzzle

DIY Holiday Gift: Chalkboard Block Puzzle

This easy DIY chalkboard block puzzle makes a fun activity for kids or a great DIY gift for kids. It’s a fun combination of three things my son loves: blocks, chalk and puzzles!

Because kids or adults can draw anything they want on the puzzles, it makes a great gift and project for any kid—even artistic adults. 

DIY Holiday Gift: Chalkboard Block Puzzle

Supplies:

  • Four natural wood blocks (available at craft stores). Mine were 2”x 2”
  • Spray chalkboard paint (available at hardware stores)
  • Fine sandpaper (I used 220)
  • Chalk

DIY Holiday Gift: Chalkboard Block Puzzle

Step 1: Use the sandpaper to sand all four blocks to smooth the corners and edges.

DIY Holiday Gift: Chalkboard Block Puzzle

Step 2: In a well ventilated area, coat the four blocks with chalkboard paint. The spray is a much easier form than the brush-on version. Spray all the exposed sides you can, then wait an hour or two to flip them over and finish the bottom.

DIY Holiday Gift: Chalkboard Block Puzzle

Step 3: When completely dry, move the blocks into a square as perfectly together as possible.

DIY Holiday Gift: Chalkboard Block Puzzle

You can draw an image now with the chalk. Keep in mind that it will be a puzzle for the child to put together, so keep the drawing very simple.

DIY Holiday Gift: Chalkboard Block Puzzle

You can also do the child’s initial. Either way, if you’re giving it as a gift it’s a good idea to show them an example of what they can do with their chalkboard block puzzle.

DIY Holiday Gift: Chalkboard Block Puzzle

When gifting, draw an image on the blocks and include some colorful chalk as well for them to get started.

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