My husband and I come from big families.
Which makes for alot of cousins for my little son.
The only problem is that we don't get to see all of them since we are scattered in different places.
However, when we do get to see them I want my son to know who his cousins are.
So I decided it would be fun to make him some cousin blocks.
All you need to do is get some wood blocks. I made mine 1.5 x1.5 because Ty has over 40 cousins.
But if you don't have that many you can always make them bigger blocks.
I then painted them or you can just paint the edges which I should have done since I ended up covering the whole thing anyway;)
Next, I cut out different pieces of scrapbook paper to decorate some of the sides. For my blocks I used two different patterns for the girls and different ones for the boys. I printed off each of the cousins pictures and then printed off a paper with their name on it plus to help him learn his ABC's I made the first letter of their name behind it. (Sorry I don't have a professional camera so it's hard to tell how they really look. I will say they are cuter in person)
After you have all the pieces cut out, you simply Mod Podge them on. Let it dry and then you sand each edge so its smooth. I also ruffed my edges up a little so it looked distressed.
I then Modpodged it all over again to help seal it.
I loved how they turned out and my son loves to play with them!:)
I did make some extra blocks for future cousin arrivals. And you can always easily update your blocks by putting a newer updated picture right on top of the other.
They also fit perfect in his toy pail and add to the decor:)Pin It