The kids and I made these colorful wooden art blocks yesterday. We all agreed they are wonderful and want to make a whole bunch of them, both for the chance to make some more (they were a lot of fun!) and so we can have a set of artful building blocks for stacking towers and building castles.
I have my artist friend Meg to thank for this idea. She said she saw my post on melted crayon rocks and wanted to make some with her daughter. But instead of rocks, which she didn’t have, she used her plentiful supply of wood blocks. (She’s the one who painted these lovely blocks for me.) As soon as she told me about her melted crayon blocks, I had to try them!
Meg orders her wood blocks online (and we used three of hers), but you could probably also make your own from hardware store wood, find some at a craft store, or get this kind of wood. In addition to the blocks, we tried this technique on some flat pieces of wood from Lowes.
DIY Wooden Blocks
- Plain wooden blocks (see above)
- Liquid watercolor paint