My husband helped me out by cutting down some wood and then nicely rounding off the corners. Although, this turned out to be quite the project for him (mainly because he is a perfectionist). He said next time he would just purchase the blocks online to save some major time. If you take his advice and choose to buy online, you can get each block for about .50 each, check out this site: www.craftparts.com.
Here is a photo of his lovely wooden blocks:
For this project you will need:
- Qty 10 2" wooden blocks
- Maps, or other photos/pictures (to decorate the blocks)
- Mod Podge
- Photo paper
- Craft essentials such as- printer, scissors, glue, paint brush...
Step 2: CUTTING & GLUING- Next, I cut the maps into 9 pieces each . Each piece was cut 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" to leave some extra room to compensate for the rounded edges and corners on the block. After the pieces were cut, I simply glued each one to the blocks.
|Wisconsin Map - Notice the map-key block at the top :)|
I chose to use Mod Podge because these blocks will be used as decorations, but I would recommend using a baby safe sealant for playing blocks. Check out this site http://sealitgreen.com/.
At last, the final product!
Don't you just love them?! I sure hope Atlas loves these blocks as much as I do, just a few more months before his arrival and we will see :) Thanks for reading and enjoy crafting!!!