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November 30, 2011

Photo Blocks for Kids

I've been working on making more blocks for kids after reading this fantastic New York Times article about how educators are returning to blocks and unstructured play.  WHAT A HUGE STEP FORWARD!  Because fingers can do so much more than work on a computer keyboard or a tablet surface, and kids with 3D aptitude have, when given the chance, amazing ways of expressing themselves.  They're the makers, builders and artists of tomorrow.

Here's a little preview of photo blocks made from poplar.  

 

Comments

Vivian London

Awesome video, I think that not only kids will enjoy this blog! :)

ToolGirl

Thanks, Vivian - I hope you're right! (I had the best day making these, and didn't think a single negative thought the whole time!)

Molly Man

This could actually work as a fun family game too. Really nice and creative!

ToolGirl

You're right Molly - It IS a really fun game because each one of the six sides is a puzzle based on whatever photo image you applied to it with the transfer paper. You can use group shots of people or favorite family photos too. Have fun and hope you try it!

Mag

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