As a follow up to my wooden block post, why not have a go at making some free, natural tree blocks? This was on my list of toy resources for purchase, but now I see how easy it is to make them for free, I shall repurpose the branches that are sat out bback in my yard awaiting removal!
Whenever people come to visit for the first time, they always ask about our tree blocks. The look and the feel of the blocks are so appealing that the kids, and indeed the parents, are always drawn to them.
These little blocks are so ridiculously easy to make. You could whip them up easily in an afternoon and your kids could be enjoying them in no time.
Our other tree blocks are quite large, coming from a poor old Eucalyptus tree that had to be removed from our front yard. I really like the natural unique details of the branch; the little nobs and the natural bends in the wood.
Eucalyptus trees however don’t have a thick bark, and while ours are quite lovely after a gentle sand, I really wanted some smaller blocks with the texture of a nice thick bark.
Now you can buy tree blocks but…
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