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DIY watercolor wood blocks

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Need a super simple project to do with the kids? This watercolor wood block project is perfect.

It’s also great for an unexpected baby gift or fun party decorations for a birthday party or baby shower or thrown in a bowl for chic accessory on your coffee table. Multi-use diy’s that are inexpensive and simple to execute are my favorite.

Here’s how to make these watercolor wood blocks:

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When you’re done coloring, you will have so much fun playing with the blocks – arranging by color, stacking and sorting. This one might look like it’s for the kids, but believe me, these blocks are for grown ups too.

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They really do look pretty in a bowl (and make for an interactive coffee table accessory!).

Or of course, use them for actual play things.

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Keep in mind that if you are using these for babies, make sure you seal in the color with a spray sealant (or several layers of mod podge).

Just for fun, I created this color-mixing chart. It’s fun to try out different combinations of liquid watercolors to get as many pretty hues as you like.

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SOURCES:

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4 Responses to DIY watercolor wood blocks

  1. Kate March 11, 2015 at 1:20 am #

    Love these! But is the Mod Podge non-toxic? I worry about baby chewing on The Mod Podge. Could you make these with food colouring somehow for a more natural dye process?

    • emily March 12, 2015 at 9:48 am #

      I’m not sure about that. You may want to look into a different sealer that is safe for babies mouths!

  2. Anita H. March 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    Thanks for this lovely tutorial!

  3. lindsey - the pleated poppy March 9, 2015 at 11:32 am #

    love these! now i just have to find a reason to make them!

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