DIY: Puzzle Blocks Toy

This Puzzle Block Toy is easy to DIY and so much fun for littles! Pick your favorite shapes to paint, or add a puzzled message for them to decipher! No matter what it's guaranteed fun! This makes an excellent homemade gift for a birthday or just a fun painting project and easy kids craft to do with your little Picassos.



  • wood blocks
  • tape
  • paints in various colors
  • foam brush
  • pencil eraser

DIY Puzzle Blocks Craft - Materials


Step 1: To paint stripes, tape one side of the blocks, leaving exposed strips in between the tape.

DIY Puzzle Blocks Craft - Step 1

Step 2: Paint away! Be careful around the cracks with the paint, if you use too much it can seep in and get onto the other sides of the blocks.

DIY Puzzle Blocks Craft - Step 2

Step 3: Remove the tape to reveal your stripes! Let dry.

DIY Puzzle Blocks Craft - Step 3

Step 4:  Now on to another side. Paint on a message for the player to spell out when putting the blocks together. I like the idea of doing a long, funny message for older kids to figure out.

DIY Puzzle Blocks Craft - Step 4

Step 5: Continue to do more shapes, patterns and pictures for the other sides, and enjoy!

DIY Puzzle Blocks Craft - Step 5

Find more crafts from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR.