A little while ago I made this building block puzzle for my niece's first birthday. I planned to blog about it back then but my son's surprise arrival put a spanner in the works and I forgot all about it. This was really fun to make so I'm going to make some name puzzles with the left over blocks for my kids as soon as I get the chance.
To make the block puzzle I enlisted my husband's help who bought a square post from Bunnings and cut it into cubes. We sanded the corners back so there were no sharp edges. I drew six simple pictures that covered the surface of four blocks and rotated the same four blocks until all six sides displayed a part of each picture. I painted them in watered-down acrylic paint and finished with a varnish.
They were dry just in time for the birthday girl's big day.
My sister in-law created a spectacular rainbow themed birthday party for my niece's first birthday. She blogged about it at her lovely blog Just for Daisy and it was also featured recently at Bondville. If you have a party coming up soon, pop over and have a look. It was such a fun party theme and the photographs of the day are fantastic. Here are Priya and I enjoying the day.