Friday, September 17, 2010


I saw these in my Family Fun magazine a couple months ago and wanted to make them with the kids.  My dad gave us a container of "junk" to use and we saved some lids and things that normally would have gone in the recycling bin.
We had a blast making these!  Tadd cut us 4" blocks off an old 2x4 and we were ready!  I wiped each block off with a towel but we didn't sand them or anything although I suppose it wouldn't hurt! :)  We painted one day and then put all the junk on the next.
 The Family Fun site recommends a pretty strong glue but I was afraid it would be too strong for the kids to use so I bought Aleen's Tacky glue...something I knew was safe enough for them to use!  It held everything great!  I put some on a paper plate and gave the kids q-tips to apply it!  Worked like a charm!
Here are our Blockheads!
                                             Isaac's "Graduating Darth Vader":  :)
                                              Erin's "Monster with a Top Hat":
Isaac's "Luke Skywalker":  (see the light saber?)
 Erin's "Pink Princess":
I couldn't resist playing along too!  They just looked like they were having so much fun!  So I made a freckled, buck-toothed elephant listening to music! :)


Shannon said...

That is such a cute idea!! I love that magazine!

Audrey Yeager said...

Lynn this is such a great idea and these are TOO TOO CUTE!!!

Kelly said...

These look like so much fun! Might have to give them a try!

KerrynF said...

The kids have done a fabulous job Lynn, they are gorgeou.