DIY How to Make Tree House Blocks

DIY How to Make Tree House Blocks

These handmade tree house blocks open new opportunities for block play, allowing children to create natural-looking constructions and multi-levelled tree houses for fairies and forest creatures to settle in. My son loves building, so our collection of building toys...
Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Learn the alphabet the hands-on way – by building letters with wooden blocks! Use our free printable cards for inspiration. People process information differently, and while three main processing methods are defined as auditory, visual and kinesthetic, there are...
DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

Inspired by the Montessori colour tablets, we decided to make our own gradient blocks. At first, I thought that they’d be a sturdier version of paint samples for creating a handmade gradient puzzle, but they actually turned out to be a very open-ended toy! This...
DIY Wooden Robot Buddy

DIY Wooden Robot Buddy

If you want to make a simple wooden toy with a minimum of tools or are looking for the first woodworking experience for older kids, try this robot! One morning, while Budster was still sleeping, a surprise guest climbed onto his windowsill… “Wake up,...
20 Ways to Reuse Wooden Blocks

20 Ways to Reuse Wooden Blocks

Since our son’s birth, we have developed a fondness for handmade wooden toys: they seem so sturdy and reliable, looking as if they were coming straight from a loving grandpa’s workshop. Untreated wood smells and feels pleasant, but it also provides a nice...
Make-a-Monster Blocks

Make-a-Monster Blocks

Wooden building blocks are a classic toy for open-ended play. So I try not to be too hard on myself for picking up yet another set for my kid whenever I see a good deal at a second-hand toy store or dollar store. When I have a pretty good assortment, I can turn them...
Make Rainbow Sand Blocks

Make Rainbow Sand Blocks

Adding unique wooden blocks to our collection is always fun. Who knows what will become of them! They may act as stained-glass windows in a three-story palace, or as sun-catchers on our windowsill. I wanted to get some new specialty blocks for my son, and a couple of...
DIY Wooden Toys to Make Yourself

DIY Wooden Toys to Make Yourself

Are you thinking of giving a special gift to your kid and making a personalized wooden toy? Here is the list of our favourite DIY wooden toy projects! I have always enjoyed working with wood, and my partiality grew when Budster was born. Like many parents, I was...
Mirror Wooden Blocks

Mirror Wooden Blocks

There is always a place for a set of wooden blocks in a playroom, and we like playing with them. Specialty blocks – with transparent windows, sand and water in them – add a new dimension to the play, and for a Christmas gift this year, I have prepared a...
Make a Countdown Calendar with Wooden Blocks

Make a Countdown Calendar with Wooden Blocks

Christmas is still many days away, but if you are an excited kid, it may be time to start counting them! Using old wooden blocks, help children to make a countdown calendar. After the holiday season is over, it can also be used to count days to birthdays and other...

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