Blocks are often the most simplistic children's toy in your home and not only do they captivate and provide hours of imaginative and open play, they are easy on the eyes and ears of parents as well. While available for purchase at many stores, you can also create them yourself from 2x4 scrapes you probably have in your garage with just a chop saw and some sand paper. But did you ever think to add an additional step by making your wooden blocks into a canvas?
Danyelle at Hello Bee did - she took her blocks one step further by adding an extra step into the imagination realm by adding chalkboard paint to one side of the wood surface. This gives the blocks an extra dimension by becoming a DIY city with a set of blocks and some chalk in hand.
If you don't have the scraps and chalkboard paint already in your stash of DIY leftovers, a quick trip to the hardware/lumberyard will get you all your supplies for under $25. (Some hardware stores will even make cuts for you for free or inexpensively, so don't fret if you don't have access to a saw!)
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