With a few simple things found in your recycle bin and craft closet, your kids can create silly characters that are sure to make them giggle. Making these Blockheads is a great way to spark your kids’ imagination and creativity. You might find yourself giggling, too!
Created by Debbie Helton from The Craft Shack
- Wood blocks cut from a 2-by-4-inch piece of lumber
- Craft paint
- A paintbrush
- An array of junk, such as bottle caps, plastic spoons, pop tabs, old keys, nuts, bolts and washers — almost anything can be used!
- An array of craft materials, such as pipe cleaners, yarn, googly eyes, ribbon pieces, zipper pieces and buttons
- A creative imagination
(PARENTS: Cut 2-by-4 into a 2-by-4-by-3-inch size. Then, using sandpaper, smooth out block.)
- Use your imagination to decide who or what you want your Blockhead to be.
- Paint your wood and let it dry.
- Gather materials, including glue, and start creating!
- Some creative ideas: Plastic spoons can be painted and used as ears; pop tabs can be used for noses, washers or bottle caps can be used for eyes. There’s no limit to your imagination!
Go green at The Craft Shack, a creative recycled arts and crafts studio for ages 8 to 108. The Craft Shack has space for a great girls night out, birthday parties and other artsy-craftsy events. 407-448-1375 www.thecraftshackstudio.com