selfmade toddler toys: domino



here is another project i shared in the german scrapbooking magazine Scrap Art Zine. i have to admit that the original idea to make a domino game came from danielle, when i asked her for tipps on my series about off-the-page scrapbooking projects made for kids. this one is pretty self-explanatory. i guess ebay is a good source for wooden blocks. we got a whole bag of used blocks from some friends. i edited the photos in Photoshop so that they had the right size to fit on half of the blocks.



the search for fitting patterned paper was the most fun part. i found some really cute paper by My Little Shoebox and Jillibean Soup with cars and birdhouses and other objects just the right size (3x3 cm) for the blocks i was using. the suns and clouds are Love, Elsie from a few years back.



i used regular glue to stick the papers onto the wooden blocks. it's an afternoon project once you've got all the photos and papers together and: success! it's being played with almost every day. makes this crafty mama very happy!




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10 comments:

nikkijoy said...

That's such a cute little idea!! I really love it. Might just have to give this a go =) x

DanielleQ said...

Oh they look so good!

Ciara Kay said...

That's a brilliant idea!! So cute...

Kelly Ingram said...

They look so cute x

simona said...

what a cute looking domino set! of course the front of the tiles look great, but i also find the pattern on the back beautiful.

Elle Sees said...

i love this project. i've made this before and loved it.

Red Red Completely Red said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to do this once we pass the 'everything in the mouth' phase!

oaxacaborn said...

Oh this is great! I love it. Once my girl stops eating paper off everything ;-) I'll have to try this!

Tami said...

So cute!

I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!
http://funfamilycrafts.com

Love and Lollipops said...

aaah these are awesome :)

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