DIY: Painted Block Puzzle

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All young kids love to play with blocks and put together puzzles, this combines both of these fun learning based activities and make a great personalized, homemade gift.

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Supplies:

  • Plain wooden blocks (from a craft store)
  • Any tracing items you may need
  • Pencil
  • Paint set and brush


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Place the blocks into a nice square and carefully draw a shape with a pencil or another tracing object like a cup or lid.

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Using tape or a straight edge, paint the inside the shape or however you'd like to decorate it. Just be certain the blocks stay right together so it will fit like a puzzle. Remember to extend whatever shape you're making onto more than one block so it will be easy to know how they fit together.

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After you've painted one side and let it try, turn the blocks over in a uniform direction and choose a different shape to paint on. Letters are great things to paint and you can personalize it for gift giving.

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Do the same with a third side. Three sides seems to be a good amount but if you're feeling ambitious, paint all six sides. Let the paint dry and package it up for your favorite toddler!

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