DIY Color Window Blocks

19 December



I have always admired the blocks with the colored windows in the middle, but I have never been willing to pay for them not knowing if they would actually get played with past the first day! I was ecstatic when I saw this tutorial over at And Next Comes L; I had to make some!

Supplies Needed to Make Color Window Blocks






How to Assemble DIY Window Blocks


Heat up that hot glue gun and glue those blocks together. 

I found it easiest to glue all the frames together first and then add the plastic divider between 2 of the frames. 

You will want to make sure you apply a lot of pressure to the block to adhere it evenly to make sure they are flat. Mine didn't end up as flat as I wanted, but they still stack!



I was also able to make some square frames by configuring the frames differently!


In fact, my little guy could not wait to get his hands on them! I made them fairly late in the day, but he was still super excited and couldn't wait to play with them.


The dividers I purchased only had 5 colors, but I made a sixth by using a red and a yellow piece to make orange!  So now we have 12 in a rainbow of colors!

The fact that they have a wider frame comes in handy for perching small toys (like super heroes or bad guys) in before knocking them down!




I would say these were definitely worth taking the time to make! They have been a favorite since I made them! Honestly, if I had known they would be such a hit I might have spent the money on them! But I think we have plenty, and they were cheaper (always a plus)!


 

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