Hey hey! It’s me, Carli Hein from Hein & Dandy! My baby is growing up and starting to learn so fast. It has been so fun to watch her learn how to grab her toys and either throw them or put them in her mouth. This project is here to help you make a toy that will help your baby learn in each stage. With help from my Cricut and paint from Plaid I was able to make these adorable, Montessori style wood learning blocks. Let’s get started!
- Wood Blocks
- Watercolor Acrylic Paint
- Cricut Mat
- Cricut Tools
- Our FREE Cricut Cut File at the end of the post
Cut with Cricut
Download the FREE Cricut cut file at the end of this post. Add it to your design space and save it as a cut file and let your Cricut do the cutting for you to make your stencils.
Weed the design by taking all the background vinyl off the page, leaving only the letters left.
Once the design is weeded and only the letters are left on the sheet, put the transfer tape over the design and smooth out all the bubbles. If you are going to do the entire alphabet you can put the transfer tape over the entire project and cut at the end. Or else, you can cut each letter our individually and re-use the transfer tape for each block.
Peel back the transfer tape so the entire design is picked up.
Align each letter in the middle of the block and smooth out the letter so it sticks to the block.
For the half painted parts of the block I just used pieces of transfer tape.
Paint over the entire surface of the block. I ended up doing three coats until I got the desired look for my blocks. Plaid crafts has so many different colors that you can use for your baby, I just loved the sleek look of the all white block.
Once your blocks have dried, peel off the acrylic stickers to reveal the wood beneath! This part is SO satisfying.
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Carli Hein of Hein & Dandy // Watercolor Acrylic Paint c/o Plaid: Amazon // Wood Blocks: Amazon // Cricut: Amazon // Cricut Mat: Amazon // Cricut Tools: Amazon // Vinyl: Amazon // Transfer Tape: Amazon
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