Several years ago, I made these fun little blocks for Christmas gifts. This little project is fun for kids to make as well.
1. You'll want to cut your blocks first. You can use either 2x2 or 4x4 lengths of wood. Your local Lowes or HomeDepot will cut them for you. Keep in mind, that these are not actually 2" and 4". Make sure they are cut square on all sides.
2. Sand your block lightly all over. Pay special attention to corners and edges.
3. Cut your paper squares to appropriate size to fit your block.
I used an old book that had several pages torn out and it was their favorite book.
"The Little Engine That Could"
We have 3 or 4 copies so I didn't feel bad about using a "used up book"
4. Mod Podge your entire block and add your paper. Let it dry completly. Don't try to rush it. The results will be much better if it is completely dry.
5. Sand all the edges of your paper to smooth them out and make them look worn and antique-like. You can even apply scrapbookers stain to the edges or even just wood stain to all the edges, wipe off. I left mine raw.
6. Cover your blocks in another coat or two of Mod Podge and done.
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I'm Aimee, former Early Childhood Educator and Reading Specialist turned author, speaker, blogger, and mom of 5. This website is meant to inspire & equip parents of little ones to promote early literacy & language development at home. You will also find fun crafts, devotionals, and recipes to explore..
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