It’s time to turn our attention to the baby on your Christmas list, especially if that baby doesn’t get to spend much time with the people who love them. I made these blocks for Atti, who while no longer a baby, still likes to make things crash. These wooden blocks are so easy they practically don’t even need a tutorial!
You can buy precut blocks at your craft store, or you can cut them yourself. I used 1 1/2″ blocks, and then went to my computer and printed off pictures and names of each family member at that same 1 1/2″. Each block needs 3 pictures and 3 names.
Use a paper trimmer or scissors and a steady hand to cut out each of your pieces.
You can use all kinds of things to decoupage the papers onto the blocks, but since the idea is that a baby could play with these and babies put everything in their mouths (and my toddler does too) I used regular old white school glue. Some on the block…
And then some more on the top.
I just used my inkjet printer and copy paper, so the photos got a little fuzzy. I think it’s actually a kind of cool effect, but if you want your images crystal clear, use a laser or photo printer.
And as always, here’s the video instructions!
These are so simple bigger kids could make these for their baby brother or sister, and they’re a wonderful way for far away aunts or grandparents to introduce themselves into the baby’s life.