Saturday, April 18, 2015

DIY Metallic Dyed Mini Blocks

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I've already confessed my addiction to metallic liquid watercolors when I shared these metallic dyed beans, but then I went on dyeing more and more stuff. This time I transformed some mini wooden cubes into some metallic dyed mini building blocks. They're great for building with or for using as a math manipulative. Plus, they're shiny, shimmery, and oh so pretty!

DIY metallic dyed mini blocks for kids from And Next Comes L

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To make these DIY metallic dyed mini building blocks, we used:


To dye the blocks, we followed Fun at Home with Kids' instructions from these gorgeous DIY dyed rainbow blocks. After leaving the mini cubes to dry on some paper towel for a few hours, we were left with these itty, bitty metallic blocks.

DIY metallic dyed mini blocks for kids from And Next Comes L

DIY metallic dyed mini blocks for kids from And Next Comes L

Metallic dyed mini blocks - homemade toys for kids from And Next Comes L

These metallic dyed mini blocks are great math manipulatives, but they are also great for working on fine motor skills while stacking. They can also be used for color sorting activities.

Stacking up metallic dyed mini blocks from And Next Comes L

Building towers with DIY metallic dyed mini blocks from And Next Comes L

Please note that these mini cubes work great for preschoolers and up and are not recommended for children who are still mouthing, especially since the dye is not set.

If you have more mini wooden blocks, then try out these other ideas:


Homemade toys for kids: DIY metallic dyed mini blocks from And Next Comes L
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2 comments:

  1. I love such simple ideas! And metalic dyed mini blocks are great - would perfect as a travel kit :)

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    1. They would be totally awesome as a travel kit! Good suggestion.

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